Sarles group teaches high school students about neuromorphic engineering during HITES 2018

Last week, the Sarles Group was honored to host two high school students from the state of TN as part of the 2018 HITES12 program. During their 4-day research project, students were introduced to the idea of brain-inspired (neuromorphic) computing hardware and the key roles that membranes and voltage-responsive biomolecules play in synapses and neurons. These students worked with graduate student researchers, Subhadeep and Colin (pictured), and postdoc, Dr. Josph Najem, to assemble synaptic mimics consisting of biomimetic membranes which display short-term learning and memory and also with Ryan Weiss to connect our biomolecular memory elements to electronic circuits that emulate neurons. Thanks to all for a great week!