Mentee Hannah Martens Completes Summer REU Program

On the left, Hannah Martens stands behind a podium. Behind her is a presentation slide titled “Disgust and Embodiment.” On the right, me and Hannah throw up peace signs in front of her poster.

Hannah Martens, my long-term mentee, just completed the Center for Neurotechnology’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Over the course of 10-weeks, Hannah lead a research project to determine the moral (and aesthetic) implications of using Deep Brain Stimulators (DBS) to treat obesity. DBS therapy, she argued, might exacerbate the stigma, isolation, and low self-regard that often accompany obesity. As always, working with Hannah was an awesome experience—she is already a colleague, as far as I’m concerned. I can’t wait to work with her again in the future.