Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Workshop

Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: Challenges and Solutions in Creating Sustaining Programs

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
August 1-3, 2014

We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca this summer! Please use this link to register for the workshop. Please note: for those wanting to also attend the Satellite Pre-Workshop Laboratory Seminar, this extra event is limited to 40 participants and requests to attend this portion of the workshop will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also download a copy of the registration form if you prefer to pay by check.

If you would like to submit an abstract for our “What Works” Poster Session, please fill out the Abstract submission form and email to funworkshop@ithaca.edu, with the subject heading “abstract”. All participants are invited to present a poster detailing a particular curricular innovation, laboratory or classroom exercise in use at their home institution.  Abstracts should be limited to 200 words.  There is no additional fee for submitting an abstract.

Each participant or team of participants will be asked to provide further information about their current situation, goals, and plans for the future.  This form is available here.   These forms should be completed and emailed to funworkshop@ithaca.edu with the subject heading “goals” no later than July 14th.  All of this information will be compiled into a document available to all workshop attendees.  Participants are expected to come prepared to develop a plan for follow-up activities for their campus and /or communities during the 2014 – 2015 academic year.

Specific information regarding check-in procedures and further details about the workshop will be available later this summer. 

Traveling to Ithaca:

By Plane: Ithaca has a local airport (~15 min from campus) that is served by United, USAirways, and Delta.  In addition, the Syracuse Airport is about 75 min away and Elmira and Binghamton are each about an hour away. 

By Car: Ithaca is located in the Southern Tier of New York, at the base of Cayuga Lake.  There is parking on campus for those individuals who choose to drive.

Post-Workshop Activities

If you are interested in extending your stay in Ithaca or the Finger Lakes Region after the conclusion of the workshop on Sunday, or if your travel arrangements require a later departure, we will be organizing some possible activities (if there is enough interest).  There will be a small fee to cover transportation costs (TBD).  Possible excursions include:

Finger Lakes Wine Tour – The Finger Lakes wineries offer wine tastings of local wines with beautiful views of the lakes in the background.  Some wineries also have restaurants for lunch or dinner.

Hiking in the gorges – Ithaca is renowned for its beautiful waterfalls and gorges.  Come hike some of our favorite trails. There are a variety of parks for different fitness levels, from easy (Taughanock Falls) to more challenging (Buttermilk Falls and Treman State Park)

If you have any questions, please email funworkshop@ithaca.edu, visit our website, or the FUN webpage