University of Southern California

USC Neuroscience

Undergraduate Program

COME TO TEA WITH THE NEUROSCIENCE CO-DIRECTORS!

Neuroscience Social Teas are held in HNB 107 from 4pm to 5pm on WEDS of each month; please join us! Dates for fall 2013:

AUG 28 , SEPT 25 , OCT 23 , NOV 20 , DEC 4


RESEARCH SEMINARS BY VISITING SCIENTISTS

One advantage of being at a major research university like USC is the ability to attend talks by outstanding researchers from other universities. Many departments and programs at USC host visits by well-known neuroscientists from around the world, who give talks about their on-going research. USC Neuroscience seminars are held on Mondays at noon in the auditorium of the Hedco Neuroscience Building. Go to the Calendar to peruse up-coming seminars; click here. for the video archive of seminar talks from past semesters.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

USC undergraduate students have the opportunity to work in research labs and engage in studies that address the principal challenges of neuroscience: that is, to learn about and analyze brain and behavior at multiple levels. Getting hands-on experience in a lab is a great way to fully understand how new scientific knowledge is created. For more information on getting involved in research, click on the link to Undergraduate Research at right.


Neuroscience Awards and Scholarships

Brian Phillip Rakusin Neuroscience Scholarship Award

Established in memory of Brian Phillip Rakusin, USC’s first Neuroscience Major. Recipients of this award must have sophomore or junior standing and remain on campus for a year following receipt of the award. Successful candidates must demonstrate outstanding achievements and aspirations in the field of Neuroscience. Applicants must be majoring in Neuroscience, with an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher. Award honorees will be decided by the Executive Committee of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Major Program. A form will be available here in late January when applications for the award are announced (March 7 at 3pm deadline for receipt); the application will include a description of the student’s research; an example of their scholarship (paper or poster) may also be submitted.

Neuroscience Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Candidates for this award will typically be graduating seniors (although students at all levels are eligible) and must demonstrate outstanding achievements and aspirations in the field of Neuroscience. Applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in Neuroscience, with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher. Award honorees will be decided by the Executive Committee of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Major Program. A form will be available here in late January when applications for the award are announced (March 7 at 3pm deadline); the application will include a description of the student’s research; an example of their scholarship (paper or poster) may also be submitted.