Amy Sterling is the Executive Director of EyeWire, a game to map the brain. EyeWire crowdsources neuroscience, challenging hundreds of thousands of players around the world to solve 3D puzzles and map out neurons, allowing neuroscientists to chart synaptic connections and model circuitry.
Sterling has advised The White House OSTP and the US Senate on crowdsourcing and open innovation. Under her leadership, Eyewire’s neuroscience visualizations have appeared at TED and in Times Square NYC. She helped 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 Eyewire gamers. Fast Company credits Amy with “making neuroscience into a playground for the hot tech du jour.” Sterling has written for Vice, the BBC, Nature, and Scientific American. She was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015 and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers in 2017.