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    Indiana
  • Application Season
    2016 Fall
  • Program
    Neuroscience

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    2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Undergrad Institution: Valparaiso University-small liberal arts college in Indiana Major(s): Chemistry, Psychology, Biology Minor(s): Mathematics, Applied Statistics GPA in Major: 3.658 (chemistry), 4.000 (psychology), and 3.789 (biology) Overall GPA: 3.799 Position in Class: Near-top Type of Student: Domestic, caucasian male GRE Scores (revised/old version): Q: Taking August 20th V: Taking August 20th W: Taking August 20th B: Taking August 20th Research Experience: A neurophysiology project over the course of the 2014-2015 school year, looking at the effect of emotional cues on memory recall and electrophysiological response. We hook people up to an EEG machine and administer a memory test with facial cues and look for a statistically significant difference in electric potential between when the stimulus is presented and the time immediately prior to the response. I will be presenting this research at the 2015 APA national convention. A chemistry project over the 2015 summer at Valparaiso University that involves host-guest chemistry. I am looking at the kinetic and thermodynamic stability of the complexation of inserting a dye molecule into a cyclodextrin molecule with different substituents. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Psychology national honor society, social science honor society, and chemistry national honor society. I was also awarded the 2015 ACS award in analytical chemistry. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for psychology statistics for four semesters, TA for engineering chemistry for two semesters, tutor for ordinary differential equations for one semester, and TA for laboratory in general experimental psychology and human neuropsychology for one semester each. Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: I was the tournament director for Valparaiso University's third annual Science Olympiad Invitational in January 2015 and the president for Valparaiso University's club tennis team for the 2014-2015 school year. I was also a supervisor for a Science Olympiad event at the state competition in March of 2015. Applying to Where: Vanderbilt University (IGP neuroscience track) Emory University (neuroscience) University of Tennessee (neuroscience) Berkeley University (neuroscience) A few other places that I am still looking into I would appreciate the feedback on my application and any other stuff I should try to improve on! Also, any other recommendations for neuroscience Ph.D. programs I should apply to are definitely welcome!
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