The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center’s (TDLC) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 academic year

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2013

The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center’s (TDLC) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 academic year.  The traineeship is nine months in duration, from September, 2013, to June, 2014. Trainees are expected to work 10 hours per week in their host lab, and will receive a $5,000 stipend for their time, plus additional funds ($1,100) to cover travel expenses to an academic conference. 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.

http://www.tdlc-reu.ucsd.edu/index.html

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 of 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

Psychology

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biology

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: http://www.tdlc-reu.ucsd.edu/index.html.

To go directly to the application page, please follow this link: http://www.tdlc-reu.ucsd.edu/application/application-overview.html.

Any questions about the program can be directed to the program coordinator, Andrew Kovacevic, at akovacev@eng.ucsd.edu or (858) 822-1981

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2013

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