Neuroscience Lesson Development - 3D Printing and Advanced Robotic Solutions LLC d/b/a 3D PARS
in Collaboration with Science from Scientists (SfS) and The Bakken Museum
Education Grant Recipient: Mauris DeSilva, PhD
Grant Period: 2018-2019
Award Value: $15,000
Site: 3D Printing and Advanced Robotic Solutions LLC d/b/a 3D PARS
Project Summary: 3D Printing and Advanced Robotic Solutions d/b/a 3D PARS is a for-profit product- and application-driven consulting company that assists start-ups and other organizations in launching innovative products utilizing emerging technologies, including robotics and automation, 3D printing, and high technology capabilities. 3D PARS is developing a curriculum, interactive mock classroom activity piece, and a museum demonstration piece showcasing the history and future timeline of a new wave of emerging technologies that utilizes electrical current to control the brain activities for healing that may also include regeneration. The program will teach and bring awareness of brain signal modulation technology that does not involve pharmaceutical agents and/or invasive surgical approaches. We will also have paid undergraduate student training incorporate in this program. To accomplish the program goals, 3D PARS would like to collaborate with Science from Scientists (SfS), a non-profit organization specializing in STEM enrichment education, to create a neuroscience technology lesson module about transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to bring awareness and enthusiasm of the emerging brain modulation technologies to students. The lesson module will be made available to students as a STEM lesson module offered as part of SfS In-School Module-Based (ISMB) STEM enrichment program and as an outreach activity at The Bakken Museum’s Discovery/Innovation Day with the goals of increasing student awareness and comprehension of brain function and its role in everyday life, the technologies that may be used to externally control those brain functions, and careers and technologies in the field of neuromodulation.