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.


Former CNT summer program participant, Hannah Werbel, and CNT undergraduate research assistant, Hannah Martens (not pictured), both received the UW College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medal this year. In this article, learn more about Werbel, her educational background and how her experience at the CNT sparked her interest in computer science.

CNT Student Leadership Council Outreach Officer, Claire Rusch, introduces student contestants and their projects to judges at the Ten Hundred Words of Science Competition.On May 29, 2019, graduate students were challenged in a competition at the CNT to explain their research in 90 seconds using only the thousand most common words in the English language.

A new paper by CNT Co-Director, Rajesh Rao, proposes an innovative conceptual framework based on artificial neural networks for bi-directional brain-computer interfaces (BBCIs). This new way of thinking about BBCI development points a viable way toward moving neural devices out of the laboratory and into real-world settings.

This two-day event, held at the CNT and the University of Washington Husky Union Building, brought students and world-class neural engineering researchers together to listen to, engage with and learn from each other.

In its eighth run, the Neural Computation and Engineering Connection, a two-day event from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, did exactly what its title suggested: create an opportunity for researchers in neuroscience, computation and engineering to learn from each other’s’ work.