The Department of Neuroscience Annual Retreat was held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT. This scientific day was filled with many poster and oral presentations from our very own group of students and postdocs, as well as many presenters from surrounding area Universities (Trinity College, University of Hartford and UConn Storrs). The day ended with a keynote speech from Dr. Patrizia Casaccia, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience in the Genetics and Genomic Sciences at The Mount Sinai Hospital, entitled, “The Ins and Outs of the Myelinating Oligodendrocyte Cell Identity”.
While the students and postdocs presented, judging also took place. Many faculty signed up for this task by rating the presentations on a number of criteria; from presentation skills, comprehension of their project, to interpretation of the data. At the end of the day, the numbers were tallied, creating a number of winners that stood out amongst the group. During lunch, we also had an "elevator pitch" competition where presenters had 60 seconds to describe what they do, being as clear and precise for those who were not familiar with the scientific jargon. Judges consisted of 3 non-scientific staff, including one faculty member.
The day wouldn't be complete without an MC to moderate the event throughout the day. Dr. Stephen Crocker, Retreat Organizer, fills this role perfectly!
Thank you to ALL who presented and attended that day AND congratulations to the following presenters!
Oral Presentation Winners
Poster Presentation Winners
“Elevator Pitch” Winner
Special "thank you" goes out to the Ray A. Kroc and Robert L. Kroc fund AND to all our Vendor supporters for making this event possible.