Are you interested in neurobiology, behavior and/or evolution?
Are you a member of an underrepresented group?
A virtual weekend-long informational, workshop, & networking event on the graduate school application process for students from underrepresented groups & diverse social identities.
Date: APRIL 10-11, 2021
The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY welcomes underrepresented minorities interested in graduate school to apply to our Graduate School Diversity and Inclusion Weekend. Our department values building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable community within neurobiology and behavioral research. Our goal for this event is to facilitate greater access to graduate school for individuals from underrepresented groups* and diverse social identities* with the use of skill building exercises and discussions of techniques for applying to graduate programs. Over the course of the weekend we will endeavor to provide resources to prepare diverse groups in their pursuit of graduate studies. This will include networking with scientists, workshopping application materials, and discussing the graduate school process. By making the graduate program application process more equitable, we aim to build a more inclusive environment that enhances our research and broadens representation in our current and future scientific community. We hope these actions will be a step towards improving the differential challenges underrepresented groups traditionally face. For those who have an interest in pursuing graduate studies within our field, we are excited to provide this opportunity to explore graduate school and engage in discussions with our faculty and graduate students about careers in science.
*Underrepresented groups of color including African American/Black, Latinx or Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and South Asian; First-generation college students; Individuals from other underrepresented backgrounds that have posed significant challenges including those with disabilities, LGBTQIA, low-income, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.