CNT researchers in the GRID Lab at the University of Washington are answering basic neuroscience questions for clinical and rehabilitative applications. Their work is also informing the development of adaptable brain-computer interface systems that can respond to an end user’s specific needs. In this article, learn about one of the GRID Lab’s research studies that deepened the understanding of how hand and finger movements are connected to the brain.
Students in the CNT’s Young Scholar’s Program receive an immersive introduction to neural engineering and are equipped with skills they will need for success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) is a leader in the field of neural engineering. Its Young Scholars Program (YSP) enables high school students to contribute to this academic discipline by working on a seven-week summer research project in CNT-affiliated labs at the University of Washington (UW).
Every year, the CNT provides a 10-week immersive research experience for veterans interested in neural engineering. In addition to attending lectures and seminars, program participants work in research laboratories across the UW campus and are mentored by a graduate student, a post-doctoral trainee and a professor. The program culminates with participants presenting their research findings in a symposium that is open to the UW community. (Update 11/8/19: 2020 Research Experience for Veterans applications are online now. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.)
The Research Experience for Teachers program at the CNT instructs middle and high school teachers on how to introduce students to neural engineering in an inclusive, engaging and thoughtful way, while at the same time, it provides an immersive research experience for the teachers themselves.
This CNT summer program for high school students on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus gives students an introduction to neurotechnology development. YSP-REACH also facilitates conversations and experiences that help inform and guide students’ future academic and career choices.