Social & Decision Neuroscience Graduate Bootcamp

Summer 2020, Summer 2021

The SDN bootcamp is meant to prepare incoming PhD students for the courses they will encounter in their first two years of graduate school. I taught both the economics and statistics portions of the bootcamp. My course was split into three sections: (1) intermediate microeconomics; (2) behavioral economics and neuroeconomics; and (3) introductory statistics, econometrics, and Bayesian statistics.


Instructor, Economics & Statistics


  1. Designed the course. Determined which topics to cover in this compact class format.
  2. Created questionnaires to determine students' prior knowledge. Used these before each lecture to shape the direction of the lectures.
  3. Utilized active learning strategies to engage students in discussion and critical thinking.
  4. Offered suggested readings for students interested in a particular field.
Brenden Eum
Brenden Eum
PhD Candidate, Social & Decision Neuroscience