Neural Engineering Day poster winners announced

This year’s Neural Engineering Class presented their posters in the Biomedical Science Atrium to a keen crowd of students and faculty on April 23rd, 2019.

The Neural Engineering course (BME6360), which is a project-based learning experience, teaches how to apply engineering techniques to study, repair or replace the nervous system. Students presented their work on one of four projects they completed during the semester. The class is co-taught to graduate and undergraduate students and is a highly popular course across the College of Engineering.

The awards (certificates and plush neurons) were presented by Dr. Aysegul Gunduz in best undergraduate, best graduate and best overall categories along with honorable mentions. The winners and their project titles are as follows:

Honorable Mention — Kai Fu
“Neural Encoding of Motor Cortex in Macaque Monkey”

Honorable Mention — Amanda Studnicki
“Spike Sorting Using Principle Component Analysis from the Primary Motor Cortex”

Best Undergraduate Poster — Cheima Hicheri
“Neural Encoding of Neurological Data from a Primate’s Motor Cortex”

Best Graduate Poster — Noelle Jacobsen
“Directional Tuning of Neurons in the Motor Cortex During Arm Reaching”

Best Overall Poster— Ray Ward
“Neural Encoding of Motor Tasks in the Premotor and Primary Motor Cortices”