Our new NSF-funded training grant program, “NRT-UtB: Training the Next Generation of Researchers in Engineering and Deciphering of Miniature Brain Machinery”, held its Kickoff meeting January 19. This innovative program in cross-disciplinary training in the neurosciences brings together faculty and students from eight different departments across campus.
The event began with inspiring introductions from Jeffrey Moore, Director of Beckman Institute; Matthew Ando, Asso. Dean of LAS; Tamer Basar, Interim Dean of Engineering; and Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Dean of the Graduate College. We also invited multiple Graduate Program Coordinators to help education them as to what we are seeking to accomplish.
The real stars were the 9 new trainees! We anticipate adding 3 more during the current grad recruitment period.