This summer, UW ECE labs are hosting five outstanding undergraduate students from across the country who are learning about neurotechnology through immersive research experiences, interactive courses and workshops. The students are part of a larger cohort placed at labs across the UW campus to take part in the Research Experience for Undergraduates through the Center for Neurotechnology. This 10-week summer program is funded by the National Science Foundation and facilitated by the Center, which is co-directed by UW ECE faculty members Rajesh Rao and Chet Moritz.
Julien Bloch, PhD student in the University of Washington Department of Bioengineering who works in the lab of Center for Neurotechnology faculty member Dr. Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad, was named the 2022 recipient of the CNT Best Paper Award for Neurotechnology Advancement. This award was established by Joseph and Anusha Fernando in 2020 to recognize and promote a technical paper authored by a CNT-affiliated student that makes identifiable contributions in neurotechnology or human-machine interaction.
In autumn quarter 2022, the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering will offer a new degree program of a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE). Participating students will be able to choose an academic Pathway in Neurotechnology where they will learn to develop devices and algorithms that interact directly with the nervous system.
The Center for Neurotechnology has been awarded a new National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) award. This REU Site award will support the training of 10 students for 10 weeks each summer from 2022 to 2024. These undergraduate researchers, recruited from around the country, will work in CNT-associated laboratories to gain valuable experience in the fields of neural engineering and neuroscience.
The Center for Neurotechnology congratulates former CNT student member and recent University of Washington graduate James Rosenthal, who was named as recipient of the 2021 Yang Research Award for his work developing neurotechnology. Rosenthal received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in 2018 and 2021, respectively. He is currently a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow with the Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Geneva, Switzerland.