Neuroscience education has undergone a dramatic transformation since the first days of DIBS. Changes in the academic approach are a result of many factors, including:
- the increased number of fields now considered an integral part of neuroscience, such as engineering, mathematics, social sciences, law, and the humanities;
- rapid development of new technologies and tools for studying the brain;
- greater focus on interdisciplinary team-based science;
- more opportunities for translation and commercialization of neuroscience-related discoveries, requiring knowledge of business, entrepreneurship, and industry; and
- greater need for strong communication skills, including the ability to convey information well to the general public, media, and policy makers.
We seek to inspire our students to see themselves in a neuroscience-related career, in medicine, academia, industry, government, or the non-profit sector. Our goal is to provide exceptional interdisciplinary education and professional development opportunities to learners at all levels, equipping them to pursue challenging and rewarding careers in academia, industry, government, or the non-profit sector.