Diversity & Broadening Participation

Our Vision

Our Vision

An integral goal of the Center is to increase the population of women, underrepresented minorities, and people with disabilities in the growing field of computational neuroscience and the science of intelligence. The Center has a variety of diversity related programs, workshops, and opportunities for research training and collaborations. These programs include a 6-day workshop on research methods, a Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Neuroscience, a summer sabbatical for faculty, and a lecture series. In addition, materials from several undergraduate and graduate courses offered by CBMM faculty are accessible online.

Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Neuroscience

Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Neuroscience

Application deadline: January 30, 2016
Program dates: June 1-Aug 8, 2016
CBMM offers an intensive 10-week summer research internship in collaboration with  the department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) for advanced undergraduates from institutions with limited research opportunities to introduce women, students from underrepresented minority groups, first-generation college students...

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January Workshop: Introduction to computational tools used in neuroscience research

Quantitative Methods Workshop: Introduction to Computational Tools Used in Neuroscience Research

This is an intensive seven-day workshop offered in early January. The workshop is limited to 35 undergraduate participants from a selected number of partner institutions. *Registration is by invitation only.

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Summer Lecture Series

Summer Lecture Series

The Center offers a weekly summer lecture series for visiting students – featuring CBMM faculty. These interactive lectures provide an introduction to general topics related to computational neuroscience, human intelligence, and artificial intelligence. Sessions are held weekly; attendance is by invitation only.

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Summer Sabbatical for Faculty

Summer Sabbatical for Faculty

CBMM offers an 8-10 week summer sabbatical for faculty from our partner institutions to conduct research in a CBMM faculty lab. The center will also fund one student (graduate or undergraduate) from the visiting sabbatical faculty member’s home institution to participate in the CBMM summer research internship (as described above). Under the visiting sabbatical faculty member’s supervision, the student will participate in research with a CBMM lab.

Partner Institutions for Broadening Participation of women and minorities in computational neuroscience

Partner Institutions for Broadening Participation of Women and Minorities in Computational Neuroscience

The goal of our diversity and outreach activities-based at MIT- is to attract more women and minorities into the complex, interdisciplinary field of cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

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