The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) conducted its first team competition (Tech Sandbox) to develop demonstration projects using Center-based equipment. Successful projects would focus on one CSNE research thrust, incorporate at least two pieces of equipment, and be self-contained and well-documented. These projects will become the property of the CSNE and used for in-house and traveling demonstrations. Undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in Center-affiliated labs were eligible to compete.
The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) announces a team competition to develop demonstration projects using Center-based equipment. Projects should focus on one CSNE research thrust and should be self-contained and well-documented. After the competition, projects will be the property of the CSNE and will be used for in-house and/or traveling demonstrations and will be available in the Center for research or educational use by Center members. Each member of the winning team will receive an Apple iPad (or Android equivalent) for personal use.
Undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in Center-affiliated labs are eligible to compete. Teams should have 3 members and a faculty sponsor. Each team must have at least one undergraduate and no more than one postdoctoral trainee. We encourage teams to form across labs.
There will be an information session and mixer at 4PM on September 25th in the CSNE headquarters (1414 NE 42nd St., Suite 204). This will be an opportunity to look at the equipment, to ask questions, and to meet potential team members. Everyone interested in participating are encouraged to attend.
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