Colors of the Brain
Colors of the Brain was created in 2016 by UCSD neuroscience graduate students to build a community for ethnically underrepresented brain scientists. CoB hopes to share its enthusiasm for the brain sciences by providing these disadvantaged students real conversations about academia, graduate school applications, and the chance to be exposed to the brain sciences with lab tours. CoB hosts graduate application and graduate funding panels for UCSD minority undergraduates interested in STEM graduate programs. We coach mentees to apply for travel awards at various scientific conferences aimed at increasing minority participation in STEM. Our departmental affiliation is the Neurosciences Graduate Program at UCSD.