University of Minnesota
IGERT-Neuroengineering Training Program

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Each IGERT trainee is required to complete the Graduate Minor in Neuorengineering. See the Neuroengineering Minor website for curriculum requirements, course information, and additional details.

IGERT trainees will also have a dual-advisor structure in which students majoring in the engineering sciences (Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering) must have an advisor from the brain sciences (e.g., Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurosurgery, etc.) and vice-versa.

Additional training mechanisms include

  1. a biweekly neuroengineering seminar series in which external/internal speakers will present their research on latest research in neuroengineering, as well as an annual retreat/symposium all trainees and faculty will attend;
  2. a biweekly innovation session series in which trainees will have opportunities to interact with faculty and other IGERT students on career development and research training;
  3. laboratory rotations in which engineering students will be immersed in a basic or clinical neuroscience research environment and neuroscience students in an engineering research laboratory;
  4. additional laboratory rotations and internships in training faculty’s labs, or industrial internships, or an international research internship; and
  5. development and participation in outreach activities to educate and recruit underrepresented minorities.