The ASSIST Center Academic Programs
ASSIST fosters adaptive and innovative graduate and undergraduate students through an interactive community culture of engineering research and education, integrating mentoring, rigorous coursework, an aggressive innovation ecosystem, professional development training, international collaboration, leadership experience, high ethical standards, and gender, cultural, and racial diversity .
We seek to:
- Train graduate students capable of providing leadership in nanosystems engineering through a new graduate certificate program.
- Customize a portfolio of professional development experiences for each NERC-supported graduate student to provide knowledge, skills, and experience for success in an innovation-driven global society.
- Strategically motivate a diverse group of students to pursue graduate study and careers in nanosystems engineering.
- Train undergraduates in the fundamentals of nanoscale materials, devices, and systems for a broad variety of applications through a new undergraduate concentration in nanosystems engineering.
- Fund Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) to provide meaningful participation in ASSIST research and innovation activities, mentored by center faculty, industry practitioners, and graduate students.
- Train future entrepreneurs with skills in leadership, technology-based entrepreneurship, new product development, and venture capitalization.