The NTP Annual Picnic is a great time for faculty and students to get together and relax before the start of a new academic year.


The Neuroscience Training Program both coordinates and participates in numerous activities throughout the year at UW-Madison.

NTP Annual Picnic

Each fall the Program sponsors an annual picnic. This event is an excellent chance for faculty and students to connect with each other in an informal setting and welcome new faculty and students to the program.

Grad Fair

The Neuroscience Training Program and UW Graduate School cosponsor the Annual Summer Graduate School Fair. This fair is held for more than 200 undergraduates, many from under-represented groups, conducting summer research at UW-Madison or visiting with the McNair Program. It highlights the large number of opportunities for graduate study at UW-Madison. All UW-Madison graduate programs and departments are invited to participate in the fair.

Poster Fair

Every fall, following the annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting, the local SfN Madison, WI Chapter sponsors a campus-wide neuroscience poster fair. The fair takes place on campus and typically has 30-40 posters. This poster session is open to any neuroscientist on campus and researchers from outside the Program have participated every year.

The 2015 poster fair was held November 4, 2015 and hosted 39 posters! Check back for details on the next Neuroscience Poster Fair.

Neuroscience Research Symposium

The Neuroscience Training Program, Neuroscience & Public Policy Program and BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute(BTCI) co-sponsor a campus-wide neuroscience symposium. The 2016 Neuroscience Research Symposium took place August 25, 2016 with a keynote by NTP Distinguished Alum, Dr. Thomas Reh.