Research Mentoring Teams
The program's approach to collaborative training is centered on
Research Mentoring Teams. Each multidisciplinary team is composed of
researchers at all levels of experience organized around key
concepts and problems. Teams are expected to work on projects that
span two laboratories and individual members will need to work
closely with one another in both settings.
Neuromechanics and Bioengineering Boot Camp
An introductory "Boot Camp" in Neuromechanics and Bioengineering
will occur before the start of each academic year. This intensive,
short course is a requirement for entrance into the IGERT program,
and includes teamwork projects and seminars.
Life Skills for Professional Researchers
Students will have access to classes and seminars focused on career
development and instruction in grantsmanship, leadership, team
dynamics, and interdisciplinary communications.
Technology Transfer and Innovation
The IGERT program has partnered with the Tufts Gordon Institute to
promote student involvement in technology transfer to real-world
applications and to provide students with additional career
opportunities. The Gordon Institute, offers graduate-level programs
in engineering business management and entrepreneurship and provides
opportunities for student internships in entrepreneurial ventures.