Engage and Enable Blog

The aim of this blog is to show what’s happening at the Center for Neurotechnology among its faculty, student and staff members. To learn more about the center and its work, visit our Feature Stories page.


On October 13th, the CSNE Student Leadership Council (SLC) hosted an open house for local students interested in neural engineering. Students learned about the CSNE's primary areas of research and some of the benefits of being involved with the CSNE, including funding, networking, mentoring and collaborating in affiliated research labs.

With a large suitcase sitting in the trunk, a backpack full of snacks and entertainment for a 10-hour flight, and a van full of my loved ones, I headed toward the airport to embark on a 10 week exchange program, supported by a partnership between the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) and BrainLinks-BrainTools in Freiburg, Germany. The opportunity to gain research experience while also experiencing everything Europe had to offer was the perfect combination. To say the least, I couldn’t have asked for a better summer or a first trip to Europe.

This month, the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) hosted not one, but two Kavli BRAIN Coffee Hour talks. The first was held on October 6th, featuring Dr. Krishna Shenoy, and the second was held on Oct 11th, featuring Dr. Mehrdad Jazayeri.

Middle and high school teachers, Hannah Earhart, Phelana Pang, and Alexandra Pike, all took part in the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering’s (CSNE’s) Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program this summer at the University of Washington (UW). As part of the program, they designed innovative curriculum units covering neural engineering and neuroethics topics. They will be piloting these units with their students throughout the upcoming school year.

With help from the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and its Industry Affiliate, Advanced Brain Monitoring, a team of University of Washington Electrical Engineering students designed a drone that is guided solely by brain signals.