Regional Undergraduate Neuroscience Meetings

The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience supports the development of regional conferences that promote undergraduate research.  These meetings provide opportunities for undergraduate neuroscientists to present their original research. In addition, these meetings help to build regional networks of faculty interested in undergraduate research and education. Look for more regional meetings in the years to come. Interested in starting a new network? Contact for help!

NorthEast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience (NEURON)

The primary objectives of NEURON are to provide an open forum for neuroscience undergraduate and graduate students to present and discuss their work with students and faculty of similar interests, to provide faculty an opportunity to discuss curricula and research issues in neuroscience, biopsychology and related areas, and to provide resources to enhance communication and collaboration among neuroscience researchers and educators.


Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the SouthEast (SYNAPSE)

SYNAPSE is a one-day regional undergraduate neuroscience conference that provides opportunities for students and faculty to present their research results and make connections with other neuroscientists in the southeast.  Attendees discuss important issues in neuroscience training via workshops and panel discussions and learn about cutting-edge research via a keynote speaker.

The conference is a joint effort of the MidBrains Neuroscience Consortium-- a network of faculty from undergraduate neuroscience programs in the upper midwest (IA, IL, MN, ND, SD, WI). This annual event provides a forum for undergraduate students to present research findings, to attend research lectures and special panels, and to meet other undergraduate students interested in the neurosciences. Representatives from several major research universities attend to discuss graduate school opportunities and meet with prospective students. Abstracts are accepted across all fields of neuroscience and related disciplines! Check out the MidBrains conference at  The 2024 conference is held jointly with the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. 


Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience (mGluRs)

The Midwest & Great Lake Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience is back in person this year! The one-day conference will be held on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday October 1st, 2022.  We hope you can join us!  Dr. Christine Dengler-Crish from the Northeast Ohio Medical College will provide the keynote talk, students will present their research in oral and poster format, and there will be professional development sessions, as well as the opportunity to network (over lunch and snacks!), talk to graduate program sponsors, and celebrate all that is neuroscience..