1. How do I apply for the workshop?
- Complete the MNTP application, and submit to (MNTP@pitt.edu) along with a copy of you CV and a brief (2 page) essay describing your neuroimaging experience, interest and goals in participating in the workshop.
2. Where will the meetings for the summer workshop be located?
- Most lectures and meetings will be held at, Mellon Institute 115, CNBC Conference Room 130, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 unless otherwise specified at the meetings.
3. Who do I contact in case I have questions about the workshop?
- Tomika Cohen, University of Pittsburgh, 412-383-7091; or Rebecca Clark, Carnegie Mellon University, 412-268-1899.
4. When does the workshop begin?
- The six-week workshop will begin Tuesday, May 31st and end Friday, July 1st at 8:00 pm.
5. When is check-in time?
- Check-in is after 3 pm, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the (Residence on Fifth Dormitory, 4700 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213). Check-out is 12:00 pm Saturday, July 2, 2016. (see View Pitt Map View_CMU Map_3 for location on MNTP website).
6. Will there be housing available for attendance to the workshop?
- Participants located out of town will be provided with housing at (Webster Hall, 101 North Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, 412-621-4132). (see View Pitt Map View_CMU Map_3 on the MNTP website).
Check-in/Check-Out: The Check-in/out location is Residence on Fifth Dormitory, Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 to pick up and drop off keys. Residence on Fifth Apartments has operational support staff 24/7; Room key cards are activated and deactivated based on the above check-in and check-out times unless otherwise negotiated.
7. How is late arrivals handled?
- Residence on Fifth Dormitory is staffed 24/7 to pick-up keys, however, contact MNTP Workshop coordinators in advance of late arrival date.
8. How do I travel to Pittsburgh?
- If you fly: Continental, Southwest, AirTran, American, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest, US Airways and United all service Pittsburgh International Airport with several flights daily. JetBlue offers four non-stop flights daily from JFK. Taxi service between the Pittsburgh Airport and Oakland is available, as are rental cars.
Taxis are always available just outside the baggage claim area. The cost to you from the airport to our campus would be approximately $55 U.S. Dollars. If none are waiting when you arrive, here are the names and telephone numbers of the local companies:
Yellow Cab: 1-412-665-8100
Checker Cab: 1-412-664-5600
Peoples Cab: 1-412-441-3200
The most economical way to get to campus is to use public transportation. The Airport Flyer or 28X is a special city bus equipped with additional space for luggage and costs approximately $3.75 U.S. Dollars each way. One end of the 28X’s route begins just outside the baggage claim area at the airport and ends at Carnegie Mellon’s campus. One way, the trip takes approximately 45 minutes. It runs every 20 minutes from 6:00 a.m. – midnight.
The information regarding the 28X route is subject to changes. It is important for you to check for changes by calling the Port Authority at 1-412-442-2000 for the most accurate information available.
Cars rental reservations can be made and picked up at the Pittsburgh International Airport should you wish to rent a car. Avis, National, Budget and Alamo.
9. If coming from abroad, how should arrangements be made?
- If you are coming from outside the USA, please make your airline reservations in your own country and book your flight to Pittsburgh, PA. If you need VISA assistance, please contact us immediately after acceptance to the program.
10. If I drive, what are directions to Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?
From the North:
Follow I-79 South to I-279 South towards Pittsburgh. Follow signs for I-579 South, Veteran’s Bridge. Take Exit 8A and follow signs for Monroeville/Liberty Bridge, 579 S to 376. Merge to the right (be aware of traffic entering from the right) and Follow the signs for the Oakland/Monroeville, 376 East Exit. (You must merge to the right Exit and be aware of traffic entering from the right). Follow signs for Forbes Ave/Oakland. You will see two small orange/blue signs on your right for Oakland and Univ. of Pittsburgh. There will also be a small green sign for Forbes Avenue. Follow those signs, making a hard right over a small overpass, merging onto Forbes Avenue below. Follow the map above from Forbes Avenue.
From the West via the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76):
Take Exit 3 Cranberry. After the toll booth, stay toward the right and merge onto Rt. 19 South. Follow the signs for I-79 South to I-279 South towards Pittsburgh. Then follow directions above (From the North) from I-279 South.
From the East via the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) or the Parkway (I-376):
Take the PA Turnpike to Exit 6, Monroeville. Follow I-376 (the Parkway East) through the Squirrel Hill Tunnels to the Oakland Exit, 3B to Bates Street. From Bates, make a left onto Atwood. Follow Atwood to Forbes Avenue. Make a right turn onto Forbes Avenue. Follow the map above from Forbes Avenue.
From the South:
Take I-79 North to I-279 North (Pittsburgh Exit); Follow I-279 through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and bear right on the ramp for I-376 East (Monroeville, Exit 8); Follow I-376 to Exit 5, Forbes Avenue/Oakland. Follow above map from Forbes Avenue.
From the Pittsburgh International Airport:
Exit the Airport and follow signs for Rt. 60 S to Pittsburgh. Continue on Rt. 60 to Rt. 22/30 East. Follow 22/30 to I-279 (the Parkway West). Follow I-279 through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and bear right on the ramp for I-376 East (Monroeville, Exit 8); Follow I-376 to Exit 5, Forbes Avenue/Oakland. Follow above map from Forbes Avenue.
11. Is there parking in Oakland?
- Parking is based upon availability (Webster Hall, contact Jessica 412-621-4132), Participants are responsible in making their own arrangements. If you need assistance, please contact us for information.
12. What kinds of entertainment/activities are available in Pittsburgh?
- There are plenty of activities within the Oakland area and public bus transportation is available. Check resource page for more information.
13. How do I dress for the workshop?
In June the days are apt to be cool, the evenings chilly and some days wet. Bring warm clothes, good shoes for walking, a hat and sunglasses. In July the weather is warm, and often hot, so bring shorts—even a bathing suit is handy. Bring mosquito repellent. Everything is informal, however, there will be a close-out dinner on 7/10 (dress is business casual).
14. What liability will be incurred if the workshop is cancelled?
In the event that we cancel the workshop, for any reason, the extent of The Workshops’ liability is limited to reimbursement of travel expenses paid up to the allowable $750. The Workshops will not be responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets due to cancellation of a course or replacement of an instructor. We strongly urge you not to purchase non-refundable airline tickets.
15. Does the workshop provide health insurance?
The workshop does not provide health insurance. You are responsible to secure your own health insurance.