Tuesday, September 18, 2012

U of M Among the Ten Top Recipients of NSF IGERT Program Awards

The University of Minnesota ranks among the top ten institutions in the country as a recipient of IGERT awards, the National Science Foundation's flagship interdisciplinary research and training program. Since its inception in 1998, five programs at the University have received funding for interdisciplinary graduate programs – advancing discovery and scholarship in areas such as biological evolution, climate change, neuroscience and sustainability:

Integrative Graduate Training of Neuroscientists and Computational/Physical Scientists

Systems Neuroengineering: Interacting with the Brain: Mechanisms, Optimization, and Innovation

Nanoparticle Science and Engineering

Non-Equilibrium Dynamics Across Space and Time

Risk Analysis for Introduced Species & Genotypes

IGERT was developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. PhD scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. In addition, IGERT is intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce. Learn more about IGERT at www.igert.org.