This summer, high school students from the DO-IT Scholars Program visited the center to get an introduction to neuroscience and neural engineering. The visit helps to spark interest in neurotechnology, and it encourages students to see themselves as having the ability to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The center’s summer programs offer participants a chance to learn about neurotechnology in a hands-on, interactive and immersive way. Read an overview and learn what two students are hoping to get out of their summer program experience this year.
A new research finding contributes to the development of neuroprosthetics (assistive devices that supplant or supplement the input and output of the nervous system) by revealing the need to close a performance gap between artificial and natural touch.
The CNT and UW DO-IT co-hosted the ERC-INCLUDES Capacity Building Institute on April 4 and 5, 2019. This event enabled attendees from across the nation to share strategies to recruit, retain and engage underrepresented and underserved groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Brain Awareness Week Open House, organized by CNT Executive and Education Director, Eric Chudler, brings neuroscience to life every year for hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students from the Greater Seattle Area.
Many K-12 students learn about the brain and nervous system in their science coursework. However, most of these students don’t ever get the opportunity to talk to a neuroscientist and learn about his or her research. Founded by the Dana Foundation and the Society for Neuroscience, Brain Awareness Week promotes these kinds of unique interactions and encourages people of all ages, including K-12 students, to learn about the field of neuroscience and its applicability to everyday life.