As part of its mission to help develop a skilled workforce for academia and industry, the IUSL provides unique educational and training opportunities for students from the middle school through the Ph.D. levels.
Ph.D. AND MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS
To date, a total of 82 Ph.D. students and 31 Master’s degree students have participated in research at the IUSL. Of these, 51 Ph.D. students and several Master’s students from the Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering departments of the City College have completed their degrees based on their research here.
Undergraduate students from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments of CCNY participate in ongoing research projects at IUSL. The research projects in which undergraduates participate include:
HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
NASA-COSI and DoD-CNP Educational Outreach
The NASA Center for Optical Sensing and Imaging and the DoD Center for Nanoscale Photonics are offering two training programs that are designed to encourage and enable students from middle school through college to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A special focus of both programs is to encourage members of underrepresented minority groups and women to enter these important fields.
The programs are:
Both training programs benefit from the multidisciplinary faculty and staff, and state-of-the-art photonics instrumentation, at the IUSL research facilities. The Photonics Training Program is made possible in part by a matching grant from New York State’s Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).