General Schedule

Scientific foundations will be held from 4 – 6 on Tuesdays, GRE prep and Grad School applications from 5 – 7 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All other time (~9 – 5) will be spent conducting research in mentor labs.

Week Research Scientific Foundations Course Graduate Application Prep
1 Orientation, Research Animal Welfare, Ethics & Lab safety, Searching the literature.
2 Research Experimental design and statistics primer. GRE Intro and Pretest, Grad School Application Overview
3 Research Reading, organizing and citing the scientific literature. GRE foundations and self study, Statements of purpose
4 Research How to make effective oral presentations GRE Quantitative, Research Statements
5 Research Student Presentations
6 Research Poster design, Big Topic Discussion: Evolution of Social Behavior (Why Be Social?) GRE Verbal, CVs
7 Research Big Topic Discussion: Comparative Behavioral Neuroscience. GRE Analytical, Networking
8 Research Poster lab
9 Research Big Topic Discussion: Behavioral Endocrinology. GRE sample test, Concerns
10 Posters and talks Designing your next experiment, session reflection