Held October 16, 2015 – View the 2015 Agenda
To celebrate the success of SPINES (Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival) and the new relationship between the University of Chicago and the MBL, we developed a day of activities in coordination with the 2015 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago, IL. This event was an opportunity to bring together a large contingent of underrepresented minority neuroscientists from multiple SPINES generations to provide encouragement, support, and networking, in the context of a scientific conference.
- Planned Activities: Lectures, workshops, poster sessions, mentoring sessions, and the presentation of successes of SPINES student and faculty alumni
- Participants: Current and past SPINES faculty and students, underrepresented minority neuroscientists who have not yet had the opportunity to participate in SPINES, as well as local high school and college students.
- Goals: To gain deeper knowledge and understanding of current findings in neuroscience, and become members of the large network of underrepresented minority scientists who can serve as SPINES’ role models and mentors.
- Outcome: To recruit new young minority scientists to the field and to enhance retention and success of those already in scientific careers.