Daniel Johnson Accepted into the UCLA Bruins in Genomics Summer Program

Congratulations to Daniel Johnson on his acceptance into the UCLA Bruins in Genomics summer program! The Bruins-In-Genomics (B.I.G.) Summer is an intensive, practical experience in genomics and bioinformatics for students who are interested in integrating quantitative and biological knowledge, and pursuing graduate degrees in the biological, biomedical or health sciences.

Funded Grant: NSF CREST Planning Grant

Dr. Kinnis Gosha and Dr. Brandies Marshall have been awarded a collaborative grant of $299,257 from the National Science Foundation (Award #1547793). The overall purpose of this grant is to plan and design a dual institution CREST research center in Socially Relevant Computing at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. The center will provide interdisciplinary education, undergraduate research, and workforce development for African American computer science students. In addition, the center will create an ecosystem of partners to conduct research that leads to technologies that help solve critical societal problems of national priority.

Donte Verrill Accepted into the University of Washingtion – Seattle CSNE Summer REU Program

We would like to congratulate junior Psychology major Donte Verrill on his acceptance into the University of Washingtion – Seattle CSNE Summer REU Program. The CSNE at the University of Washington sponsors a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates on the Seattle campus during the summer. Here he will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Andrea Stocco in the study of how humans utilize abstract mental representations (i.e. rules, instructions, and blueprints) to perform complex tasks. While there at the CSNE research lab Donte will be using mathematical models, neuroimaging techniques, and brain stimulation methods to determine and predict how mental representations are encoded into the brain. Additionally, to see how these representations are transformed into behavior, and how this information can be used to improve learning and skill acquisition.