Events Spotlight, 2012-2013

Graduate Student Panel Discussion

On November 14th, 2012, the Neuroscience GSA organized a panel of PhD and Masters students in Neuroscience and Psychology to discuss the experience of being a graduate student in the biomedical and psychological sciences.  The panelists engaged in a discussion covering a wide range of topics.  Following the panel discussion, audience members were invited to continue the conversation with panelists over food and drink.  Click here for the full description.

Neuroscience GSA Invited Speaker

The Neuroscience GSA’s third annual invited speaker was Dr. Alison Barth from Carnegie Mellon University.  Dr. Barth is an accomplished scientist whose research focuses on neural activity and network connectivity in sensory cortex.  Click here for more.

Interdepartmental Social Event

During the fall of 2012, the Neuroscience GSA organized an interdepartmental social event that was meant to stimulate interaction between graduate students from related academic disciplines.  The Neuroscience, Psychology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Microbiology GSAs all took part in the event.  Click here for more.

Western New York Brain Bee

For the fourth consecutive year, the Neuroscience GSA helped organize the Western New York Brain Bee, a competition that tests high school students knowledge about the brain.  NGSA members provided a review class for the high school participants and served as judges for the competition.  An overview of the event can be found here.

Brain Awareness Week

This year the Neuroscience GSA expanded its annual Brain Awareness Week program, an event meant to increase knowledge and excitement about the brain and science in elementary, middle, and high school students.  The NGSA worked in collaboration with the UB Brain Museum to provide a comprehensive learning experience for students.  Multiple area schools came to UB to take part in Brain Awareness Week this year over the span of several months.  A full description of the event can be found here.