Program teaches ‘soft skills’ valued by industry

Fall 2010

McGill Engineering is heading a six-year university-industry training program to better prepare students in the design, fabrication, integration and packaging of integrated sensor systems.

The project is led by Andrew Kirk, Director of the McGill Institute for Advanced Materials and our Faculty’s Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education.

NSERC awarded Professor Kirk a $1.6-million grant to train 104 graduate and undergraduate students.

The initiative involves expertise from the U.S. and Japan (Cornell and Kyoto universities); Québéc (École Polytechnique, Université de Sherbrooke and Institut national de la recherche scientifique); and industrial partners such as DALSA Semiconductor, IBM, Perkin-Elmer Optoelectronics and CAE-LETI.

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