Amy Orsborn, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award award to support her research in sensorimotor neural interfaces. This award, one of the nation’s most prestigious for early-career faculty, will aid Orsborn’s exploration into how the brain and nervous system interact with these interfaces, which hold potential for treating neurological conditions like paralysis from spinal cord injuries or strokes. Her research aims to develop adaptive computer algorithms for neural interfaces by studying the dynamic, closed-loop interactions between users and devices. Additionally, the award supports initiatives to engage underrepresented students in STEM education.

The NSF CAREER program supports early-career faculty to advance their department’s mission, fostering their development as both researchers and educators. Over five years, this award will help Orsborn and her team enhance foundational knowledge in neural engineering, bridging neuroscience and device development.

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