The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2013 we will again offer three internship programs: RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), RISE professional and RISE worldwide. RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience. All three programs are targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology) and related disciplines.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIH) has announced a competition for undergraduate students to foster the design and development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and technologies to aid underserved populations and the disabled. The "Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge" is part of NIBIB's efforts to build, strengthen, and prepare the future workforce of biomedical engineers.
University of Washington Department of Biology and CSNE faculty member Dr. Michael Dickinson will team with Dr. David Perkel to teach a new undergraduate course in neuroscience for non-majors. Details of this new four-credit introductory neuroscience course are described in the November 1, 2011, issue of The Daily.
University of Washington undergraduate students working in CSNE laboratories are encouraged to apply for Mary Gates Research Scholarships. These prestigious scholarships award students $4,000 in installments of $2,000 each over two quarters. The fall deadline for applications is October 21 at 5:00 p.m. The Mary Gate Research Scholarship web site has additional information to help students and mentors develop a successful application.
The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) will conduct a one day Education Summit on the University of Washington campus on July 26, 2011, to plan and coordinate the education and outreach activities of the Center. Representatives from the CSNE education teams at the University of Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and San Diego State University will attend. If you are part of the CSNE and have an interest in the precollege, undergraduate and graduate education missions of the center, you are welcome to attend.