Opportunities For Students

The Neuroscience Department at Williams offers student many opportunities and programs for learning outside the classroom.

Research Opportunities

Students who would like to become involved in research are encouraged to contact the faculty whose research area they find most interesting. Descriptions of the faculty research programs can be found by clicking on the Faculty/Staff link at the top of the page.

Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships

Neuroscience faculty periodically receive announcement of research assistant positions from lab heads (or from former students who are moving on to medical or grad school and know that their position will be opening up). We will send all such announcements out to senior concentrators!

Patricia Goldman-Rakic Prize

The Patricia Goldman-Rakic Prize in Neuroscience was established in 2008 by Toni Ianniello and George Chuzi, parents of Sarah Chuzi (’07), in recognition of Patricia Goldman-Rakic for her contributions to the field of neuroscience and her support of neuroscience education at Williams College. This prize is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in research within the field of neuroscience.

  • 2008: Erika Williams
  • 2009: Katherine Jordan
  • 2010: Jennah Durham
  • 2011: Marijke DeVos
  • 2012: Mark Springel
  • 2013: Sierra Germeyan
  • 2014: Jenna Adams and Megan Trager