Education

Our Center works with students from kindergarten through graduate school and beyond. We work with teachers and combine our knowledge to create lesson plans to be used in classrooms across the country.

Our hope is that the students we inspire will pursue careers in neural engineering and neuroscience. Some may end up teaching or conducting research, while others create their own companies.

More specifically, we want to increase the number of college students and those seeking advanced degrees in neural engineering disciplines by:

  • expanding partnerships with K-12 schools and educational organizations, including those that serve students who are historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),

  • working with programs that serve students with disabilities,

  • offering summer research experiences for undergraduates, teachers, military veterans and high school students,

  • actively recruiting underrepresented groups that include women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities, and

  • creating and supporting graduate-level neural engineering classes, including those that lend themselves readily to start-up projects and technologies.

We also provide faculty and student exchange programs across partner institutions, with a special emphasis on building long-lasting relationships with institutions that predominantly serve underrepresented minorities. Through international collaborations, the Center promotes a global view of science and technology concerns for students and faculty.