MidBrains

The Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference

of the Upper Midwest




Welcome to MidBrains 2014!
October 18, 2014
Bethel University

Interested in last year's conference? Click here for the downloadable MidBrains 2013 Preliminary Schedule!

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. 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 2014!

Abstract Submission opens September 4, 2014 and closes October 3, 2014

Online Registration opens September 4, 2014 and closes October 10, 2014

CLICK HERE for a map of the Bethel Campus.


Register Online

All attendees are required to register online for MidBrains 2014. 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.

Online registration for MidBrains 2014 opens September 4, 2014.


Submit an Abstract Online

In order to present either a poster or a talk at MidBrains 2014, you 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 from registered attendees, so take a moment to register for the conference before submitting your abstract.


Absrtact Submission for MidBrains 2014 opens on September 4, 2014.


Interested in last year's conference schedule? MidBrains 2014 will be similar... The 2013 Conference 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 2014?

Further information will be posted here as it becomes available, but you can also contact Adam Johnson, Professor of Psychology, Bethel University with any questions about MidBrains or the MidBrains 2014 conference.


Support for the previous MidBrains 2013 Conference was generously provided by:


The University of Iowa
The University of Minnesota
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carleton College
Macalester College
St. Olaf College
Many of these sponsors have already signed on for MidBrains 2014!

Last Updated: June 30, 2014.