Translational Engineering Skills Program (TESP)
The Translational Engineering Skills Program is one of the pillars of the ASSIST Graduate Education Program. Its goal is to teach strategic skills that cannot be learned in a classroom, yet are essential to students’ development as creative, adaptive, and effective engineers in the global economy.
ASSIST’s unique Translational Skill Set contains seven primary skill blocks. Each skill block contains a series of unique activities including:
- Patent Mining Sessions
- Medical Observerships
- Journal manuscript editing/review
- Systems Mind Mapping
- Diversity Workshop
- Creativity/Innovation Workshop
- …and many more!
Each of ASSIST’s partner institutions implements the TESP program. While many activities are shared among institutions, each partner offers unique expertise to this program.
2015 Spring Semester Activities:
- March 2, 2015 @ 9:00AM: The Craft of Scientific Presentations. Please register here.
- February 26, 2015 @ 9 – 12 AM: CareerWorkshop. Please register here
- January 28, 2015 @ 1 PM: Language Diversity Seminar & Workshop. Please register here.
2014 Fall Semester Activities:
- will be RESCHEDULED for February, 2015: Career Workshop: effective interview and resume strategies. Please register here.
- November 14: Creativity Workshop. Please register here.
- October 14 and 17: Patent Mining Workshop
- September 29 and October 3: ASSIST System Mind Map
2014 Spring Semester Activities:
- February-March: Market Research Project. Please register here before Jan 31 if you are interested in this activity! We will have a project kick-off meeting at the beginning of February.
2013 Fall Semester Activities:
- Dec. 6: Creativity Workshop. Please register here for this event!
- Oct. 24: Patent Mining. Participants must register here prior to event. There is a maximum of 8 participants per session and a minimum of 4 participants per session.
- Oct. 11: SEMINAR: Technology Transfer in the High Tech Sector: Perspectives from NCSU. Please confirm your attendance here prior to the event.
- Sep. 24: ASSIST System Mind Map. Participants must register here prior to event. Spaces are limited!
- Nov. 12: Patents and Intellectual Property: A Hands-on Workshop
- Sept. 24: Systems Thinking Workshop: Applying Systems Thinking to ASSIST Research Using the Master Model