Thanks from Clayton Bingham, Graduate Student at University of Southern California
"I am writing to express my sincere gratitude at having been selected for the ARCS Foundation Scholarship. I am currently in the middle of my second year of pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at University of Southern California. My own work is centered on modeling the response of brain tissue to electrical stimulation, which is an increasingly important type of intervention in brain pathologies such as epilepsy, Parkinson's, dystonia, and depression. It is my career ambition to further develop novel interfaces between computers and brains, both as a means to mitigate cognitive impairment and to enhance natural function. I will not be quick to forget the significance of this award in helping to ensure my progress along the path to becoming a respected expert in engineered neural systems."