Margaret Thompson Awarded NDSEG Fellowship
UW EE graduate student Margaret Thompson has been awarded a 2015 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. From more than 3,000 applicants, Thompson is one of 200 recipients.
The award provides three years of financial support to individuals pursuing advanced training in engineering and science. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense. Recipients are selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory/Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research and the Army Research Office.
Thompson graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 2014 with a degree in engineering. Her current work with Professor Howard Chizeck in the BioRobotics Lab entails designing novel brain-computer interface platforms using long-term, fully implanted deep brain stimulation electrodes, which were originally designed to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Read more about her research on the BioRobotics Web site and the annual research review, EEK 2015.