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.
Researchers in Matt Reynolds’ lab at the University of Washington are developing implantable brain-computer interfaces that have increased capacity for transferring power and data wirelessly.
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 CNT Practitioner and End-user Roundtable facilitates conversations between the CNT community and neurotechnology end users. This summer’s roundtable featured Jon Schlueter, a study participant in the lab of CNT Co-Director, Chet Moritz.
Jon Schlueter has always had a passion for experiencing life to the fullest, whether it was through traveling, climbing or playing guitar. This changed in 2006 when he dove into a swimming pool and his head unexpectedly hit the bottom. This accident resulted in an incomplete cervical spinal cord injury, which left Schlueter with minimal arm and hand function, and no movement in his trunk and legs.
For over two years, high school teachers, Larry Bencivengo and Benjamin Hart, have been teaching and sharing neural engineering curriculum they developed together at the CNT. They are now poised to take their lesson plans to a national stage.