The Indiana University Student Organization for Cognitive Science and the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program are pleased to announce the Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference on Sunday, April 14, 2013 in Bloomington, Indiana.
This conference is organized to provide the next generation of cognitive scientists an opportunity to present their research to their peers from across the Midwest. We are pleased to welcome Melanie Mitchell, Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute as our keynote speaker.
Undergraduates may submit their work either as a talk or a poster. 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. Poster presenters will also have an opportunity to give a 45-second teaser to their poster presentation prior to the poster session. The event will be a fast-paced, fun introduction to the numerous posters that will be presented by students; see MUCSC RUCKUS for more information. Participation is optional but encouraged for all poster participants.
The 2013 Midwest Cognitive Science Conference is being financially supported by the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program, the Indiana University Student Association, and the Cognitive Science Society. The Cognitive Science Society is sponsoring a "Best Student Paper" to be awarded at the conference, which will include $250 and a complimentary membership in the CSS for next year.Transportation and lodging arrangements will be the responsibility of the participants. Travel information and hotel suggestions are available here.