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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

Annika Esau

Junior, Computer Science/Psychology
Hometown: Tigard, OR
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Robertson


Annika Esau
Annika Esau

Project Updates

“I want to attend the 2019 Cognitive Science Society conference, which will allow me to network with leading researchers and acquaint myself with current literature in cognitive science. CogSci is where computer science meets psychology and linguistics.

Human-centered design and understanding how we work is imperative to understanding how machines ought to work. The Grand Challenge Scholars Program provides the chance to attack this important, applicable, fascinating challenge from so many angles, all of which are excellent preparation for a future of difference-making.”

Project Details

I hope to complete the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program through the National Science Foundation in summer 2019. In spring 2019, I will apply to several programs that relate to my general field of interest – cognitive science – and to the problem of reverse-engineering the brain.

I will maintain my second major of psychology. This involves taking the standard course load for a second degree, along with active participation in related academic clubs and potentially research in the department. Also, I hope to attend the 2019 Cognitive Science Society conference.

I will serve for two years as Communications Director for the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, by the end of which we will have competed twice in the HFES Design Challenge. Learning many of the key skills involved in industry and innovation, participants prototype a software system using human-centered design principles.

I will take at least 10 credits of foreign language classes, plus at least 10 credits of linguistics courses. And, if I attend the 2019 Cognitive Science Society conference in Montreal, I’ll be able to implement my French skills from the classroom in a francophone society. I would also get the opportunity to network with notable researchers from around the globe.

I will serve as a U of I College of Engineering Ambassador and an ambassador for the Honors Program for at least one year. Both positions have a focus on serving incoming and current students, through recruitment events, advising and answering questions, etc. The engineering ambassadorship in particular also focuses on reaching out to younger children.

Grand Challenge Focus Area

Reverse Engineer the Brain

For decades, some of engineering’s best minds have focused their thinking skills on how to create thinking machines — computers capable of emulating human intelligence.

Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach