On September 2nd, the Neuroscience Program held its first annual Fall Welcome. It was a gorgeous afternoon and a wonderful time to celebrate the Neuroscience Major. The product of years of planning and collaboration, the major launched in Fall 2020 in the midst of the pandemic and operated virtually for its first year. With the University now open to in-person gatherings, over 80 students and 15 faculty and staff connected in the BRB Courtyard, participated in interactive activities and enjoyed ice cream from the Maryland Dairy.
Attendees were also treated to remarks from Dr. Hilary Bierman (Director of the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience), Dr. Gregory Ball (Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences) and Dr. Amitabh Varshney (Dean of the College of Computer, Math and Natural Sciences). All three reflected on the creation and growth of Neuroscience as a major and field of study. Representatives from the Health Professions Advising Office and Education Abroad also came to support the program and connect with students.
The afternoon would not have been possible without the inaugural class of Neuroscience Ambassadors, who helped plan and organize the event. We look forward to many more gatherings as we celebrate milestones and successes in the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience!