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UW Student Technology Fee approved a proposal by Carly Gray and Peter Kahn to acquire an fNIRS system for the Center for Human Neuroscience

The UW Center for Human Neuroscience has been awarded $132,482 by the UW Student Technology Fee (STF) to acquire a Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) system. The proposal was led by Carly Gray and Peter Kahn, with additional support from the Center for Human Neuroscience.

fNIRS is a non-invasive, portable method employing near-infrared light propagating diffusely through the scalp and brain, for functional monitoring and imaging of human brain hemodynamics. 

Students across the UW campus can submit proposals to the CHN-STF Committee to conduct research with the fNIRS system. Learn more about CHN-STF proposals here: 

The STF was created by the Washington State Legislature [RCW 28B.15.051] and the UW Board of Regents in 1996 to provide for and enhance technology resources for students beyond the classroom environment. The STF is student-levied and student-distributed, generating over $4 million in annual revenue which is paid out to over 100 student groups and departments each year.