Funding: For Students
The ASRC Sensor CAT supports workforce development programs for CUNY students through:
STEM Entrepreneurship Workshops and Trainings
Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer Course
Fall 2023 Course
CHEM 89000: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer for STEM Students
This innovative course will be co-instructed by Prof. Rein Ulijn, Director of Nanoscience Initiative and the ASRC Sensor CAT, and Prof. Scott Newbert, Director of Baruch's Field Center for Entrepreneurship.
This course is ideal for PhD students in the sciences or Master's students in Nanoscience who are interested to learn how to effectively communicate their lab research while exploring its real-world applications. Students in the class will interact with scientist innovators in industry, exploring various career paths from technology startups to corporate research scientists to venture capital analysts. Students learn the basics of entrepreneurial thinking and how applying these principles to their current work in the lab will positively impact both their and the PI's research. Skills gained in the course are designed to advance a STEM grad student's career opportunities in any industry.
The CAT is a partner with LifeSci NYC and funds summer opportunities for industrial internships with companies in the Life Sciences industry.
In partnership with NanoBioNYC, a PhD Leadership Workshop Series was offered to provide students with technical and interpersonal skills that prepare students for internship and/or a job in academia and industry.
Sensor CAT can provide funded fellowship opportunities for graduate students or postdoctoral research associates who will carry out short (~6 months) to long term (~12 months) industry funded projects.