Depending on their preparation, incoming MCSB students will be given 1-2 week "bootcamps" in biology, mathematics and/or computation, during the period just prior to the start of the fall quarter. These intensive training experiences, which involve lectures, demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction, are designed to help students achieve a basic understanding in areas in which they may have received little formal education.
The Bootcamp concludes with a Student Research Article Symposium open to all faculty, researchers and students. In preparation, MCB students are assigned personal student tutors.
The 2017 MCSB Bootcamp Student Symposium will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Herklotz Conference Center of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.