Education Highlights

This page displays education highlights from IMI-SEE members. An education highlight can describe a new course, lecture series by a visiting scholar, student exchange program, or an exciting opportunity for students.

Education highlights are included in our newsletter, which is distributed quarterly to IMI-SEE members, sponsors, and interested stakeholders.




IMI Students visit China Print E-mail
Sunday, February 21 2010 00:00

Graduate student Jason Lin of UCSB (right) with his advisor Quyen Nguyen (middle) and their Chinese collaborator Liwei Chen of Suzhou Institute of Nanomaterials Graduate students from several IMI partner institutions attended the Second US-China Workshop on Nanostructured Materials for Global Energy and Environment in Changzhou, China last October. Graduate student Erin Himmelspach of Northwestern gives a talk on  behalf of her advisor, Kimberly Gray

The event was second in a series of workshops jointly sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the US National Science Foundation to address shared energy and environmental challenges.

The US students, who came from Northwestern, Louisiana State, Caltech, and UC Santa Barbara, attended workshop talks and research planning discussions, presented posters, and spent time with their Chinese counterparts. One student, Erin Himmelspach of Northwestern, gave a plenary talk on behalf of her adviser, who was unable to attend.

Atiya Jordan of LSU presents her poster in China

This sort of networking and project planning experience is vital for graduate students, said Director R.P.H. Chang.

One of our major objectives is to develop the next generation of global leaders in energy and environmental research, and we plan to to offer many more such opportunities to IMI students!

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 16 2010 19:06
Student Networking Emphasized Print E-mail
Monday, February 08 2010 00:00

IMI students from Northwestern, Louisiana State, Caltech, and UC Santa Barbara accompanied their advisors to China last October for the Second US-China Workshop on Nanostructured Materials for Global Energy and Environment.

In addition to taking part in workshop activities, US and Chinese students had the opportunity to room together and spend time getting to know one another. The Chinese students played hosts to the US visitors, accompanying them on excursions to historic Zhouzhang Water Village and Tianmu Lake. US students vist historic Zhouzhang Water Village

"This type of student interaction is a very important part of global leadership development because it does more than anything else to cement relationships among our young researchers., says IMI Director, R.P.H Chang. "Spending time together helps students build lasting friendships and develop a truly global perspective."

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 16 2010 19:23