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Experiential Learning for Veterans in Assistive Technology and Engineering

Primary Institution: University of Pittsburgh
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Job Duration: May 21, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Class Requirement: Completed High School
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research experience for veterans in transition to college
Discipline(s): Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Rehabilitation Science
Description: ELeVATE is a program designed to re-integrate veterans to college through a three-phased program.

Phase I: participants will complete a ten-week paid research experience, complete a team project, learn 21st century skills in workshops, and prepare to begin classes at a local college. During this time, program participants are offered housing and other family assistance. Participants are also paired with rehabilitation counselors for individual and group counseling sessions to ensure the adequate supports are in place for academic success.

Phase II: participants will continue to refine their academic interests and apply for a formal program at the University of Pittsburgh or an institution of their choice.

Phase III: participants will enroll in a university and prepare to graduate from the ELeVATE program. However the support system doesn't end here! Participants stay linked to their cohort through study and other support groups. We will encourage past participants to stay linked to the program by serving as a mentor for new ELeVATE participants.
Application Deadline: 02/15/2012
Job Website: http://www.qolt.pitt.edu/veterans/

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Mary Goldberg
6425 Penn Avenue
Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Bakery Square, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Email: mrh35@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-822-3693