Introduction to Neural Engineering

Through my involvement with the CSNE at UW, I was able to teach a six-week course on neural engineering for high school students in summer 2016 and again in 2017. I've now turned that live course into an online version, which includes six hours of video lectures, instructions for three hands-on demos, homework assignments, and …

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A scientist, an engineer, a physician, and a mathematician walk into a bar

A scientist, an engineer, a physician, and a mathematician walk into a bar. The scientist says, "let me investigate the selection of drinks that are found in this habitat." The engineer says, "I see your tap is making my beer too foamy - let me build a better one." The physician says, "let's observe the effects on …

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Things that could be: Epcot and Innoventions for science education

Somehow I have turned into a person who runs long distance races. I hauled my sorry collegiate butt into first the gym and then the streets in December of 2012, amid the stress of thesis (completed) and graduate school (got in) and my impending graduation (BA in hand). At the time, I couldn't run a …

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Lazy science communication

I was doing research for the educational materials for kids that I'm preparing (see here) when I ran across a website with an upsetting attitude. On a website about visual perception, the author said (paraphrasing to protect the guilty and the innocent) "if you're not a scientist in my specific discipline, you might find my explanations too …

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