Neuroscience Graduate Program - Retreat and Socials

Annual Brown Neuroscience Graduate Program Retreat

A full-day retreat is held at the Haffenreffer Estate each year during the week before the start of the fall semester. This forum provides an opportunity to reconnect and exchange ideas across the Neuroscience program. At the beginning of the retreat, a light breakfast is provided and new students and faculty members are introduced to the community.  Subsequently, a series of short research talks are delivered by both faculty members and students. These scientific seminars  are interspersed with opportunities for social interaction, including a much-anticipated annual trivia contest. In the afternoon, lunch is served and an informal poster session allows students to present their most recent work.

Student play a major role in organizing and plan the retreat, including selecting speakers.

Directions to the Haffenreffer Estate from Providence

The Haffenreffer Estate, located at 300 Tower St. Bristol, Rhode Island, is a beautiful 375 acre estate overlooking the Mount Hope Bay. Take Route 195E to Exit 2 in MA (Warren/Newport exit). Follow Route 136S about 7.5 miles (through Warren and into Bristol). Turn left onto Tower St (there are Haffenreffer Estate signs on both sides of Route 136 at Tower St) and follow the road about 1 mile into the Haffenreffer property.


Neuroscience Graduate Program Socials

Each month a different laboratory in the Neuroscience Graduate Program hosts a Friday social. These socials provide an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to come together as a community and enjoy some good conversation and refreshments.