7th Annual Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference

About MUCSC

The Student Organization for Cognitive Science at Indiana University and the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference (MUCSC) will be taking place on Saturday, APRIL 18, 2015 at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, IN.

This conference is organized to provide undergraduate cognitive scientists with an opportunity to present their research to their peers from across the Midwest. Those selected to give talks will be given a 15-minute time slot, with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Topics may come from a range of disciplines, including cognitive science, linguistics, informatics, neuroscience, computer science, AI, animal behavior, and psychology. The presentations should be approachable for an audience consisting mainly of fellow undergraduates. Posters will be showcased during a 1.5-hour session, and presenters must be present to answer questions.

Submissions

Abstracts should be between 150-300 words, and potential topics span the full breadth of cognitive science. Many students have taken this as an opportunity to further develop a project they have started in a course, or to receive feedback on independent research.

Undergraduate students who wish to present a poster or talk will be able to submit their abstracts here.

The deadline for submissions is February 20th, 2015. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the program committee and notifications will be emailed by March 16th, 2015.

If you submit an abstract to the conference, you do NOT also have to register for the conference using the registration form.

Registration

Registration will be available soon! Registration is required for conference attendees, and is open until the day of the conference. There is no cost for registration, but we use registration info to keep a track of various expenses towards the conference. Registration for participants is covered when the participant has submitted his or her abstract for acceptance into the conference.

The conference is only a one day event, but should you require lodging, the Indiana Memorial Union has a hotel. The address is

Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

And more information can be found at http://imu.indiana.edu/hotel/

Schedule

The schedule will be updated as the conference draws nearer. A few important pieces of information, however, are that breakfast and lunch on the day of the conference will be catered! The talks will be given in the morning and the poster presentation will be in the afternoon.

Contact

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at iu.mucsc.gmail.com

Thank you and good luck!

Eleanor Brower
Sandhya Sridhar