CompNet, Boston University Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology CompNet, Boston University Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology

Student Organizations

While CompNet does not have a specific education mission, the center does offer administrative support for the Graduate Program in Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS). CompNet also helps to administer the NIH Computational Neuroscience training grant, which is currently supporting Ph.D. candidates studying computational neuroscience.

CompNet also provides physical office space for 41 graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, Sargent College, the BU Medical Campus, and outside of Boston University. The close proximity of working space provides these graduate students with interdisciplinary interactions with their peers. CompNet and CELEST co-sponsored four Boston University Science Day awards in 2012 recognizing the accomplishments of BU graduate students.

To further outreach to the student community and help accommodate student needs, CompNet fully sponsors the Computational Neuroscience Student Organization (CNSO). The CNSO provides a group for students specifically studying computational neuroscience both at Boston University and other affiliated campuses. CompNet is also affiliated with the Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization (NGSO), a group comprised of Boston University students involved in a broad range of neuroscience programs.