College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust funds brain stimulation research

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, recently committed $395,280 over a two-year period to establish a laboratory for brain stimulation research at Iowa State University.

“We believe this is an important area with a range of likely beneficial impacts for health care,” said David C. Jiles, principal investigator for the project, and professor and Palmer Departmental Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. “Most other organs in the human body have well-defined, well understood functions, but we know relatively little about the brain because of its complexity and its varied electrical functions as part of the nervous system.”

Read the Iowa State Foundation’s story here.