EBRL Graduate Student Receives Funding from NISE
Sponsored by a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant, the Neurodiversity Inspired Science & Engineering (NISE) program takes a novel approach to the training of engineers and scientists engaged in advancing the future of work at the human technology frontier. NISE engages students across STEM disciplines in the development, deployment, and commercialization of approaches and devices that support neurodiverse individuals and/or that are inspired by their abilities.
This year, our PhD student Andrea Burgess received funding from the National Science Foundation and Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. In this fellowship program, neuroscience and engineering students work together to develop projects that support neurodiverse individuals, such as people with autism, dyslexia, and ADHD. No doubt she will use this funding to support her research and continue to contribute to the wealth of knowledge in our field.