CTEng Professional Development

CTEng Industry Visit

CTEng trainees will visit the R&D and manufacturing facilities of 1-2 top cell and tissue engineering companies every year. The trainees, accompanied by the CTEng director or members of the CTEng Steering Committee, will spend one full day on site. The visit will comprise presentations and meetings with company scientists/engineers and management, facilities tours, and opportunities for networking. Industry visits have included Kimberly-Clark and Genentech.

Industrial Internship

CTEng trainees will participate in an industrial internship, three-month minimum duration, to acquire experience and perspective in biotechnology and biomedical industries. Past trainees have interned at Abbott, AxoGen, Corning, Exponent, Genzyme, WL Gore, Kimberly-Clark, MedImmune, Merck, Organogenesis, Porex, Smith & Nephew, Wyeth, and Zimmer.

CTEng Journal Club

Trainees will meet monthly for discussion of a journal paper related to cell and tissue engineering.

CTEng Trainee Interactions with Steering Committee and Training Faculty

  • Trainees will meet individually with the Steering Committee annually to discuss research progress and direction.
  • The trainee’s thesis committee must have at least one Steering Committee member.
  • Trainees will select and meet as a group with a training faculty member on a bi-monthly basis to discuss research/career

Leadership Development Program

Trainees will participate in this year-long program focused on facilitating dialog and learning about values-based leadership awareness and skills. This program, comprising a small group of graduate students (<20) and co-facilitated by the Director of the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and the Director of Learning Sciences, involves a series of roundtable activities and a two-day retreat designed to enhance understanding of leadership as well as personal and organizational values. This new training component is designed to specifically enhance the leadership and organization skills of our trainees.

Lunch Roundtable with Bioengineering Seminar Speaker

CTEng trainees will have an informal lunch (yearly) with an invited speaker from our Bioengineering Seminar Series. The invited speaker with be selected based on recommendations from the CTEng students. This experience will provide an informal opportunity for students to interact with leaders in cell and tissue engineering and discuss career objectives and strategies for success.