2nd Annual University of Delaware Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

2nd Annual University of Delaware Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Are you an undergraduate interested in learning more about cognitive and brain sciences? If so, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware is holding its 2nd Annual Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences from June 4th-15th, 2018. This program is an intensive workshop for undergraduates who are interested in cognitive research. Participants will engage in immersive training in cognitive and brain sciences, which includes both formal coursework, interactive teaching, and hands-on experience with functional neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, cognitive neuropsychological research, and more. This program is open to permanent residents and citizens of the United States.

Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, travel, tuition, room and board will be provided for the entire two-week program. Furthermore, selected workshop attendees will have the opportunity to engage in cognitive neuroscience research over the entire summer at the University of Delaware. Those students will be provided with a stipend, in addition to workshop expenses.

We encourage all undergraduates with a strong interest in the cognitive and brain sciences to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to submit applications. Applications are due March 1st. For more information, please go to https://www.psych.udel.edu/brainworkshop. If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers (Drs. Jared Medina & Anna Papafragou) at brainworkshop@psych.udel.edu.

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Diversity Program: A Sneak Peek at Northwestern’s Psychology PhD Programs

A SNEAK PEEK AT NORTHWESTERN’S PSYCHOLOGY PHD PROGRAMS

Northwestern University’s Psychology Department is hosting a program on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd for students who are members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in academia (including first-generation college students), and who are potentially interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology. Activities will include workshops designed to help with the graduate school application process and opportunities to meet psychology department faculty members and graduate students to learn what graduate school is like and how they might fit into the various psychology graduate programs (e.g., clinical, social, cognitive neuroscience, etc.). Travel and accommodation costs associated with participation will be covered, and the application process will be fast and free (applications are due by April 2nd @ 5 PM CST).  For more information, please see the program website and access the online application here.

Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

The human capacity for complex language is unique within the animal kingdom, and psychologists have long appreciated how the languages we learn can shape our patterns of thought in subtle ways. Language science fosters collaboration between researchers in cognitive science, computer linguistics, psycholinguistics, and phonetics to drive research in language acquisition and use. This research aims to develop and improve language and speech technologies (e.g., automatic speech recognition, translation, and transcription). In addition, this research can develop computational tools to learn more about how the human brain works and how science understands social groups.

A related question at the interface of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities is whether an understanding of the mind at the individual level will lead to a deeper understanding of the behaviors of a group. Research about social behavior and decision-making provides an important source of insight into the philosophical questions of mind, identity, and social organization. The development of new analytical, computational, and experimental tools is enhancing our understandings of individuals, societies, and their creations. These newest scientific frontiers seek to understand the nature of human intelligence in its broadest sense.

In this year’s Undergraduate Summer Workshop, lectures will focus on Language Science and Technology (one week) and Social and Behavioral Science (one week). Social and Decision Science topics are likely to include cultural and evolutionary behavior, economic preferences and biases, social choices and decision-making, and reflective and intuitive thinking. Language Science topics may include how children learn the meanings of words and the grammar of their language, how language and dialects change over time, and how the mind represents language.

Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board, plus a travel stipend.

As a participant, you can:

  • Hear lectures from distinguished researchers in social and decision sciences and language science and technology
  • Participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods
  • Participate in panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies, as well as career and professional development in these fields.

You should apply if:

  • You have a strong interest in social and decision sciences and/or language science
  • You are currently an enrolled undergraduate at any university or college
  • You are thinking about applying to graduate school
  • You are available to attend the entire program

 

Relevant course experience is desired, but not required. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Non-US citizens are eligible for our program, but US visa regulations apply for all non-citizens.

Questions? Please e-mail us: IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

Click here to apply to the 2018 Workshop!

We require a resume, transcript, and short personal statement, as well as 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants are asked to contact their referees to request their letters of recommendation.

The deadline for applications and reference letters is March 1, 2018.

The IMB Summer Workshop is sponsored by MindCORE, Penn’s hub for the integrative study of the mind.

Click here for a printable PDF of this page.

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at University of Virginia on April 20

Are you thinking about a doctoral degree in psychology?

Do you want to learn more?

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day

Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as a historically underrepresented ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree in psychology and the Psychology Department at UVA (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/).

Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 20th, 2018.

The visit will include:

  • individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests
  • attending research presentations and lab meetings
  • information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life
  • information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical Training
  • networking with current graduate students
  • a tour of campus

To apply: students should send:

  1. 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/people), and why they want to attend the Visit Day
  2. an unofficial copy of their transcript
  3. their CV or resume
  4. 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to psychology@virginia.edu)

Please submit all materials by email to psychology@virginia.edu  

Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.

Deadline: Applications are due by February 1st, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Questions? Email Dr. Bethany Teachman, Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at bat5x@virginia.edu, or Jason Sumontha, Graduate Student and Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellow, at js4qp@virginia.edu.

VIPitt Weekend for Students Interested in Pursuing Doctoral Degrees in Psychology

We are excited to announce a new program called VIPitt at the University of Pittsburgh for underrepresented minority students who are interested in graduate study in any of our programs (Clinical, Developmental, Health, Biological, Cognitive, or Social Psychology Ph.D.). Here’s a link for more information:

http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/vipitt-weekend

Please share with any rising Juniors, Seniors, or recent graduates you think would be interested in applying, and  feel free to share with other departmental email lists or colleagues. The deadline for applications is June 6th, 2017. Students don’t need official transcripts or GRE scores, and the weekend is in October, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.

For more information please contact vipitt@pitt.edu.

Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, UD, Summer 2017

University of Delaware Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Are you interested in learning more about cognitive and brain sciences?  If so, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware is holding its 1st Annual Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences.  This program, from June 5th-16th, 2017, is an intensive workshop for undergraduates who are interested in cognitive research.  Participants will receive immersive training in cognitive and brain sciences, including both formal coursework, interactive teaching, and hands-on experience with functional neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, cognitive neuropsychological research, and more.

Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, participant expenses involving travel, tuition, room and board will be covered for the entire two-week program.  Furthermore, selected workshop attendees will have the opportunity to engage in cognitive neuroscience research over the entire summer at the University of Delaware.  Those students will be provided with a stipend, in addition to workshop expenses.

We encourage all undergraduates with a strong interest in the cognitive and brain sciences to apply.   We also encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Applications are due March 1st.  For more information, please go to https:/www.psych.udel.edu/brainworkshop.  If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers (Drs. Jared Medina & Anna Papafragou) at brainworkshop@psych.udel.edu.