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The Graduate Minor in Neuroengineering (NE) is motivated by the notion that future breakthroughs in this rapidly-growing area of research will be made by engineers who understand the fundamental issues and principles of neuroscience that occur during neural interventions, and by neuroscientists who are truly competent in engineering concepts and tools. The minor trains doctoral students to develop the skills to revolutionize technologies for interfacing with the brain and to advance our understanding of the neuroscience processes that arise when we interface with and modulate the brain.
The objectives of the NE Minor are two-fold:
To provide integrated training to engineering graduate students on fundamentals of basic and translational neuroscience.
To provide training to neuroscientists so that they will have in-depth exposure to engineering sciences.
Our program lowers the barriers to interdisciplinary, collaborative education, and research by training graduate students with diverse biological and quantitative backgrounds. Students will gain expertise in multiple fields so that going forward they can serve as catalysts for the cross-fertilization of neuroscience with engineering sciences in academia, industry, and government.
The Neuorengineering Minor is administratively housed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Other departments primarily affiliated with this minor are Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Neuroscience.