The Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference

of the Upper Midwest

Welcome to MidBrains 2015!
October 3, 2015,
Bethel University

The inaugural MidBrains Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference - MidBrains 2007 - was held at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday, April 28th, 2007. Both the 2008 conference (May 3, 2008) and 2009 conference (May 2, 2009) were also hosted by Macalester College. The conference is a joint effort of the MidBrains Neuroscience Consortium-- a network of faculty from undergraduate neuroscience programs in the upper midwest, and now the conference rotates among the various network institutions. MidBrains 2010 was held at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN on May 1, 2010, and MidBrains 2011 was there as well, on April 30, 2011. The rotation moved to Carleton College for 2012 and 2013, and to the Fall Semester, when it is now permanently scheduled. In 2014 and 2015 the location is Bethel University. This annual event provides a forum for undergraduate students in the Midwest 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 are also present to discuss graduate school opportunities. Students are encouraged to submit abstracts in all fields of the neurosciences and related disciplines!

Hope to see you at Bethel University in October 2015!

Abstract Submission is OPEN! Deadline: September 26, 2015

Online Registration is OPEN! Deadline: September 29, 2015

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Register Online

All attendees are required to register online for MidBrains 2015. Online registration helps us to estimate the number of attendees in advance of the conference and to allocate resources appropriately. There is no registration fee.

REGISTER for MidBrains 2015 »

Submit an Abstract Online

In order to present either a poster or a talk at MidBrains 2015, you'll need to submit an abstract. The abstract should provide a descriptive account of the content of the presentation and should be limited to 200 words. Abstracts will only be accepted for registered attendees, so take a moment to register for the conference before submitting your abstract.

SUBMIT an ABSTRACT for MidBrains 2015 »

MidBrains 2015 Keynote Address:

To be announced

Interested in the schedule? MidBrains 2015 will be similar to earlier years. The 2013 schedule was:

8:00am - Registration (Weitz Center for Creativity)

9:00am - 10:00am - Keynote Address

Concurrent Sessions

10:15 - 11:30am - Graduate School Presentations

11:30am - 12:15pm - Graduate Program Faculty Research Talks

12:15pm - 1:15pm - Lunch

1:30pm - 2:15pm - Graduate Student Research Talks

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Student Research Talks

2:30pm - 4:30pm - Poster Session, Graduate Program Information Tables & Social

Questions about MidBrains 2015?

Further information will be posted here as it becomes available, but you can also contact Adam Johnson, Professor of Psychology at Bethel University with any questions about MidBrains or the MidBrains 2015 conference.

Last Updated: September 3, 2015.