The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center’s (TDLC) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program

The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center’s (TDLC) Research Experience for
Undergraduates (REU) Site program is now accepting applications for the
2012-13 academic year.  The traineeship is nine months in duration, from
September, 2012, to June, 2013. Trainees are expected to work 10 hours per
week in their host lab, and will receive a stipend ($5,000) for their time,
plus additional funds ($2,000) to cover travel expenses to an academic
conference and a center meeting. The program is focused on training
undergraduates to perform research at the highest level in our center’s
labs, located at the University of California, San Diego and the Salk
Institute for Biological Studies. *We especially encourage high-performing
students from local community colleges to apply.*


The intellectual focus of the research experience will be based upon the
research focus of the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center (TDLC): the role
of time and timing in learning. This is an especially broad topic,
reflecting the size and scope of the center. We study timing in learning at
multiple temporal scales – from the millisecond level as reflected in
spike-timing dependent    plasticity in synaptic modification, up to the
month and year level as reflected in long-term effects due to the spacing
of study episodes in fact learning. Our research also spans many spatial
scales and systems, from the scale of neurons up to the scale of social
interactions between teachers and students.

The REU program’s trainee projects span a broad range of disciplines,
represented by the following UCSD departments:

Cognitive Science


Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Program trainees will also receive professional development training,
including a GRE preparation course and a research ethics workshop, among
other activities.

Please visit our website, where you will find detailed information about
the program: **.

To go directly to the application page, please follow this link:

Any questions about the program can be directed to the program coordinator,
Andrew Kovacevic, at ** or (858) 822-1981.