Besides their own individual research programs, our faculty members also often engage in collaborative research projects with national and high-tech industrial facilities. This partnership allows our department access to a larger range of resources and opportunities, and allows our students to have direct contact with future employers. These partnerships also allow the department to design our programs with specific industrial standards and qualifications in mind, allowing our students to easily find employment in high-tech industries as well as in medical and research companies.
This department is also proud to offer a cooperative education program, which is one of the largest and most active in the university. This co-op program gives students the opportunity to work at one of our cooperating organizations. During their term of employment, they can gain practical experience, learn how to apply the principles learned in a classroom to real life situation, and develop contacts within the industry. This has proven to be a very valuable program for our students since many of them have gone on to obtain jobs with the companies that they worked for during co-op.