Researchers from the Beckman Institute led the way in obtaining an IGERT Award training grant from the National Science Foundation for the University of Illinois to train future researchers how to collaborate in interdisciplinary neuroengineering projects.
Research at the Beckman Institute serves basic science and future application purposes, but in some cases it also is leading to improved technology and therapies, and a better understanding of disabilities, disease, and disorders.
Malcolm MacIver turned the experience he gained doing interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute into positions as a faculty member and up and coming researcher at Northwestern University.
Michael Walsh is the first-ever Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellow as he works to advance cancer-related translational research.
Stephanie Ceman of the NeuroTech group got a taste of doing research during medical school and decided to take her career path in a new direction.
The much-anticipated arrival of a highly-advanced, “humanoid robot” from Italy took place in February as an i-Cub robot was delivered to Beckman researcher Stephen Levinson’s Language Acquisition and Robotics Laboratory.
Newness is the theme for the Spring 2010 issue of Synergy. A new humanoid robot addition to the Beckman family, a new program to train budding neuroengineers, and a new feature called Fellows Corner are in Issue 15, as well as video interviews with Institute researchers whose work is helping others.