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NSF IGERT Program Goals

  • Innovative, research-based, graduate education in critical, emerging areas of science and engineering
  • Multidisciplinary Ph.D. education for scientists and engineers
  • Catalyst for cultural change in graduate education
  • Develop a diverse, globally-aware, science and engineering workforce
  • Understand and integrate scientific, technical, business, social, and ethical issues to confront the challenging problems of the future

"You are pioneers in a reformation of graduate education in U.S. science and engineering."
NSF Deputy Director Joseph Bordogna
Address to IGERT awardees, Feb. 2001