In this blog and by sharing our stories, we aim to ENGAGE students, researchers and the public, and ENABLE people who have disabilities.
Engaging pre-college students and educators through conversation and interactive activities about the brain
A recent Reuters article outlined that although women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields collaborate widely with other researchers, they are still underrepresented in physics, engineering, and computer science fields. To address current gender disparities and empower future women in STEM fields, departments at the University of Washington (UW) have focused on creating a supportive environment that empowers women through programs, mentorship and community.
As part of his work with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), Dr. Sam Kassegne, one of the CSNE's Communication and Interface research leaders and CSNE deputy director at San Diego State University (SDSU), along with his SDSU colleagues and students, is developing a special kind of electrode to be used in brain-computer interfaces. This "glassy carbon" electrode both electrically stimulates (sends information) and records (receives information) from neurons in the brain.