Neuroscience students have a variety of research opportunities available to them.
Student and Faculty Research
Students may choose to volunteer in faculty research labs, work as a paid research assistant, work as a summer research assistant, or enroll in independent research with a willing faculty mentor. Students enrolling in independent research before their senior year enroll in NSCI 0500. Seniors enroll in NSCI 0700, and seniors who successfully complete at least one term of NSCI 0700 may be able to pursue a final term of senior thesis research (NSCI 0701) described below.
Senior neuroscience students may pursue an honors thesis, a two-to-three semester independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Many student-faculty research collaborations culminate in journal and conference publications and presentations, or a presentation during Middlebury’s Student Research Symposium in April.
Students interested in learning more about the research opportunities in neuroscience at Middlebury should consult the neuroscience Research Labs.
See Tips for Approaching Faculty to inquire about research positions.
Library Research Support
Research and Technology Help:
- Research Guides: Biology, Psychology.
- Technology Support: Tech help guides and contacts.
- Armstrong Library: Location, contacts, and collection description for the science library (in McCardell Bicentennial Hall).
- Davis Library: All library research databases, guides and advice.
Questions and Suggestions for the Library:
- Library Liaison: Carrie Macfarlane, Director of Research and Instruction, Davis Family Library 209, (802) 443-5018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Suggestions & Purchases - How are we doing? What do you need? Please send us your suggestions.
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
- Foundation for Biomedical Research
- APA Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals