Requirements

Students need to fulfill the following requirements before the end of their tenure at the NeuroID program. Failure to do so will result in suspension from the Program’s benefit up to dismissal from the Program:

  1. All students are required to prepare two summarized articles before the end of their participation in the NeuroID program.

  2. Participants have to complete one community service activity per year during his/her two year tenure in the program.

At the end of the NeuroID program, trainees will be required to also fulfilled additional requirements:

A. Oral presentation at the Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting (PRISM) — The PRSIM is an annual forum for undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics students to present their research work to faculty member and peer students. The students present their respective work in a 15 min oral presentation with 5 min question section format. PRSIM takes place on the second weekend of March. NeuroID participants will present their respective research work the spring semester of their second year.

B. Poster presentation at the Annual Puerto Rico Neuroscience meeting — The PR Neuroscience meeting is an annual meeting that takes place the first weekend of December. The objective of this meeting is to promote networking and collaboration among neuroscientists in Puerto Rico. The students will prepare a poster presentation on the research work done. The student’s mentor will supervise the preparation of the presentation. The student will present at this meeting during the fall semester of their second year in the program.

C. Poster presentation at Society for Neuroscience — The students will prepare a scientific poster and present their data at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, considered the most attended retreat of neuroscientists from around the world where the latest advancement in neuroscience are presented and discussed. The meeting will provide the students with the opportunity to experience the vast amount of research topics that encompasses the field of neuroscience. The student will present at this meeting during the fall semester of their second year in the program.

D. Undergraduate dissertation on accomplished research work — Scientific writing is an intrinsic part of a research career. The students will develop a manuscript about their research work following a format established by the Mentorship Committee. The students will have one month after completion of the program to submit the manuscript for review by the Mentorship Committee. Authorship in a peer-reviewed publication during the course of the student participation on the NeuroID program will substitute for this requirement, if the corresponding author certifies that the student contributed to the writing and editing of the manuscript.