Honors program news

Very cool 5-min video re: thoughts controlling computer

November 18, 2014

I just came across a very interesting 5-min video of researchers talking about their work on “neuroprosthetics”. They talk of success they’ve had getting spinal cord injury, epilepsy and stroke patients to control computers (and even artificial limbs) with their thoughts. Here is a link to the video: http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41367/title/Mind–Powered/ If you find that interesting, you…

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Telling your story could earn you $500

October 6, 2014

YVCC’s President’s Office emailed students information about the possibility of earning $500. Look in your email for the subject line: “Transforming Lives Award – Deadline Nov. 7.”  I would strongly urge interested students to submit an entry. If you are interested, but the prospects of doing something like this is too overwhelming, come see me…

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Smithsonian Institute solicits volunteers

August 14, 2014

Motivated students will find this opportunity interesting. I registered on the site and found very quickly that there are a lot of projects relelvant to the social and natural sciences. I pasted the story below, but here is the link to original story: http://dcist.com/2014/08/smithsonian_seeking_volunteers_to_h.php **** The Smithsonian, as you surely know, is home to millions…

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If you are interested in the brain…

April 26, 2014

This article talks about a couple of research projects in Seattle that are mapping mouse and fetal brains: http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2023458336_brainmappingxml.html?syndication=rss

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