May 31 – July 29, 2011.  Applications are invited for an intensive summer program of hands-on training to introduce undergraduate students to the principles and techniques of computational neuroscience.

The summer program will be directed by Dr. Michael Kahana (University of Pennsylvania) and Joshua Jacobs (Drexel University), in collaboration with over 25 Neuroscience faculty from Penn and allied institutions.

An initial short course will introduce students to the basic methods of using computational techniques to model and analyze neuronal activity. After the course, students will carry out a research internship in a Penn laboratory under faculty supervision. Lectures and chalk talks will continue throughout the summer, and participants present their research at a Symposium at the close of the program.

All undergraduates with an interest in Computational Neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Students seeking an introduction to more quantitative approaches and greater exposure to Neuroscience are encouraged to apply, regardless of background. The goal of the program is to foster training that integrates experimental and theoretical approaches to understanding neural function.

Housing is available, if needed, on the Penn campus. A stipend will be provided to all participants for living expenses, including housing.

Please see our website for program information, including application instructions and a link to the application:

The application deadline is March 1, 2011; admission is on a rolling basis. Earlier submissions are preferred.

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