Testimonials

Instructors

Thapar Anjali

“I have truly valued my interactions with the members of this group – both with respect to our explicit mission on the PURSUE project (which I have valued both personally and professionally) but the added bonus support which I have received from the email discussions that we have and when I have reached out to the group for ideas or resources has been invaluable. It’s easy to say that the goal of a collaboration is to create a “community” of scholars, and I wanted to thank you for not just saying these words but for creating spaces for us to engage and live up to the sentiment behind these words.”

— Dr. Anjali Thapar
Bryn Mawr College

“There are special challenges in doing our work with undergrads and it’s so helpful to have a network of people who have faced those same challenges.”

Students

“The Pursue project not only enabled me to gain first hand experience of how to conceptualize, conduct, analyze, and present a research project but also how to engage people in the community. I have learned, though working on this project, that in order to be successful in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience you not only have to have the passion and the skills necessary to pursue your project but also a knack for getting other individuals–your participants–to invest in your project as well. All research is a joint effort; fellow lab mates, participants, your lab manager, all create the culture of your lab and this culture is what makes you successful.”

— Morgan Berlin

“The great thing about the PURSUE project is that anyone can use the materials accordingly to learn about EEG and ERP no matter their level of expertise from anywhere in the world!”

— Aditi Chitre

“The animations paired with the concise explanations make it much easier for a visual learner to grasp complex concepts.”

— Aditi Chitre

“My experiences in my lab helped me develop exceptional research skills as well as professional skills that significantly improved the quality of my resume. I was accepted to work as a research assistant in a prestigious university after my graduation.”

“In applying to many different jobs, it was so beneficial to have this research experience on my resume and to be able to discuss my research experience. Learning to work in this lab also really helped me in producing my senior thesis.”

“I worked pretty much on all the stages of an ERP project… I think I’ve run 200 people on procedures and EEG… now [I’m] doing preprocessing of data… [and we’ve] started up an offshoot ERP project from the PURSUE database… so we’re analyzing data for that.”

“These are uncommon skills that undergraduate students would possess. These skills increased my confidence and made me a competitive candidate for various lab positions.”

“Working with a team of other researchers taught me how to actually apply the foundation I had in neuroscience.”