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 24th. 

The Neural Engineering course, 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. 

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

winnersHonorable Mention— Amanda Baker, CSE, “P300 Speller”

Honorable Mention— Preston Donaldson, BME, “Neuron Identification Using Principal Component Analysis and k-Means”

Honorable Mention— Matthew Guthart, ABE, “Spike Sorting of Extracellular Recordings from the Primary Motor Cortex of a Non-human Primate”

Best Undergraduate Poster— Mark McNeely, EE, “Motor Neuraon Driection Encoding”

Best Graduate Poster— Daniel Stewart, BME, “Novel Spike Sorting Method in Neural Engineering Applications”

Best Overall Poster— Erika Klump, BME, “Sensorimotor Rhythm-Based BCI in a One-Dimensional Cursor Task”