DO-IT Partner Eric Chudler Nominated for a Northwest 2023 Emmy Award

Thursday, May 4, 2023
The title screen for the Brainworks show featuring a brain and gears.

DO-IT is excited to announce that our partner UW Bioengineering’s Eric Chudler, and his team at the University of Washington on being nominated for a 2023 Northwest Regional Emmy® Award  for the program, “BrainWorks – Vision and the Brain.” BrainWorks teaches viewers about the human brain and aims to educate children about neuroscience.

Chudler is involved in multiple DO-IT projects as a leader and STEM mentor. He is research associate professor of bioengineering and executive director at UW’s Center for Neurotechnology. He is currently working with DO-IT's Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners to provide hands-on neuroscience experiences for high school and early postsecondary students who identify as neurodiverse learners.

“BrainWorks – Vision and the Brain" is one of four choices for the Children/Youth/Teens award and introduces viewers to the anatomy of the eye, how color vision works, how vision is tested in the clinic and how vision may be restored with a “brain-computer interface.”  Funding for the episode was provided by DO-IT and the Dana Foundation.

Winners will be announced at the 60th Anniversary Gala on June 3, 2023. You can watch the episode ahead of time online.