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ISN-Army-Industry Collaboration Review
The major objectives of this biennial one-day review are to showcase current ISN collaborations with Army and industry colleagues, and to use this forum to nurture and initiate new collaborative efforts. Podium presentations and poster sessions by ISN, Army and industry personnel highlight the latest accomplishments in basic and applied research and in technology transitioning by ISN, Army and industry partners. The ISN-AICR was last held on June 20, 2012. The next ISN-AICC will occur in 2014.

ISN-Army Labs Student/Post-Doc Innovation Review
Held in odd-numbered years, the ISN-Army Labs Student/Post-doc Research Innovation Review (IAL-SPRIR) is a biennial companion event to the ISN-AICR, focused on the work of ISN graduate students and post-docs, and Army research scientists.

ISN-Army Labs Summer Internship Program
Working with Army Lab colleagues, the ISN at MIT established this program to provide opportunities for MIT students to conduct summer research at Army research facilities working under the direction of Army scientists. Opportunities are typically available in a number of U.S. locations including Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Mississippi.

The ISN sponsors the Army Nanotechnology Seminar series (ANTS), a seminar series during the academic year featuring scientists from the U.S. Army, industry, and academia discussing current research in support of the American Soldier.

Soldier Design Competition
The SDC was established in 2003 to engage MIT undergraduate students in the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, and in 2004 was expanded to include cadets from the United States Military Academy. Drawing on the academic, Army and industry communities that make up Team ISN, the SDC provides students with hands-on experience in the design and prototyping of technology solutions to real world problems in protection and survivability faced by the modern Soldier and first responder. The Finals of SDC9 were held on April 18, 2012. SDC10 kicks off at MIT and USMA in September 2012, and the Finals will follow in April 2013. Learn more about the Competition here.

SMART Scholarship Program
The U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Army have available very attractive scholarship and career development programs that support undergraduate and graduate training at U.S. universities.
The DoD SMART Program (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation) has been established to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. The program provides full tuition and education related fees, a cash award and paid summer internships. The SMART Scolarship Program application for 2011 opened on August 1, 2010 and applications will be accepted through December 1, 2010. For more information, or to apply, click here.



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