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Amy Robinson Sterling

Executive Director, EyeWire

Amy Robinson Sterling is the Executive Director of EyeWire, a brain-mapping game that began at MIT. EyeWire crowdsources neuroscience, challenging hundreds of thousands of players around the world to solve 3D puzzles which actually map out neurons. Sterling has advised the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the US Senate on crowdsourcing and open innovation. Under her leadership, EyeWire's neuroscience visualizations have appeared at TED and in Times Square in NYC. She helped to create the world's first neuroscience virtual reality experience. Sterling curates the NIH 3D Print Exchange Neuroscience collection, which features several 3D printable neurons discovered by Eyesore gamers. She has written for Vice, the BBC, Nature, and Forbes and writes the Neurotech series for Scientific American in partnership with MIT. Amy Robinson Sterling also founded the TEDx Music Project, a collection of the best live music from TEDx events around the world. She was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015.