The objectives of Boot Camp are:
- to encourage a sense of camaraderie among IGERT fellows and faculty members
- to provide exposure to a variety of research skills relevant to biofabrication
to introduce IGERT fellows to important concepts of innovation and translation
To meet these objectives, Boot Camp includes educational talks and workshops on topics such as intellectual property and patent protection, developing an innovative mindset, translation, creativity, teamwork, and entrepreneurship.
Additionally, you’ll work with fellow IGERT students on a technical challenge involving creating cell alignment relative to control surfaces.
At Boot Camp you’ll also spend time touring our facilities and becoming familiar with our instrumentation. You’ll learn how to achieve an innovative mindset, and how an entrepreneurial vision can lead to scientific discovery.
You’ll participate in various social activities such as softball, billiards, and barbeques, all designed to help you get to know other students and faculty members, learn about the WPI campus, and become a part of our vibrant community.