Wintersession at Harvard College
Wintersession is a period between the fall and spring semesters at Harvard College, when undergraduates have a chance to engage in a wide range of enrichment activities. In January 2013, the Conte Center launched two new weeklong Wintersession programs for students interested in neurobiology and mental illness. The first, hosted in collaboration with McLean Hospital, was “Perspectives on Mental Illness,” a highly interdisciplinary workshop providing clinical, historical, research, policy and personal views on mental illness. The second, “Mapping Brain Connectivity with Electron Microscopy,” featured an introduction to connectomics and extensive electron microscopy image analysis experience. Together the workshops served approximately 40 students.