Class Day Ceremony at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute celebrated its second annual class day on May 31st, 2010. The ceremony was hosted by the Co-directors of the Neuroscience Certificate Program, Professors Elizabeth Gould and Michael Berry, at which they awarded the Certificate in Neuroscience to 27 graduating seniors, honors to ten of these, and special awards to four students. This year’s certificate students had a wide range of majors, including Molecular Biology, Psychology, EEB, Music, Philosophy, Politics and Art & Archaeology. To obtain a Neuroscience Certificate, students embark on an intensive study of Neuroscience, including successfully completing prerequisites in Math and Molecular Biology, three rigorous core Neuroscience courses and two advanced Neuroscience electives. Neuroscience Certificate students also carry out independent work in the senior year – most students do this work in Neuroscience laboratories. The senior thesis work of many of the Neuroscience Certificate students will serve as the basis for publications in scientific journals. Students receiving the 2010 Neuroscience Certificate are:
*Christopher Thompson received the Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience Certificate, which requires concentrated course work in computational Neuroscience.
In addition to the Certificate, High Honors were awarded to Matthew Hudnall, Benjamin Lund, Elliot Min and Christopher Thompson. Honors were awarded to Maria Fasolino, Elizabeth Goodman, Hilary Lambert, Talia Nussbaum, Alexandra Satty and Angela Shan. Four special awards were also given out: Keren Zhou received the award for Academic Achievement, Elizabeth Goodman received the award for most outstanding senior thesis with clinical relevance, and Christopher Thompson received the Class of 1943 senior thesis in Neuroscience prize. Graduate student Andrew Miri won the Graduate Teaching Award. PNI would like to congratulate these students, as well as their families, for their success at Princeton, and look forward to their continued achievements in the years to come.