IGERT - Overview
The IGERT program offers a nationally-unique, comprehensive package of
new and tested approaches to graduate education in materials chemistry
and physics. It is designed to prepare the next generation of graduate
students for the challenges of an increasingly interdisciplinary and rapidly
evolving research and development arena.
IGERT fellows will participate in multidisciplinary course work incorporating substantial hands-on experience with state-of-the-art techniques, as well as receiving training in scientific communications, ethics and other necessary tools of the trade.
Students will have the opportunity to for internships in industry, government, education and non-government organizations. We wish to encourage students to apply their knowledge in internships in the electronics and optics industry where engineering and physical sciences have become increasingly interdependent . This initiative has received wide-ranging support within the University and among our industrial affiliates because it provides a multidisciplinary research experience, stimulates industrial/academic relations and prepares students to be successful participants in diverse and changing job markets.