Application for the Certificate on Materials, Informatics and Design
What is the Certificate on Materials, Informatics and Design?
This graduate certificate program provides interdisciplinary training at the intersection of Materials Science, Informatics and Design. The certificate is part of TAMU’s program on the Discovery, Development, and Deployment of Materials for Energy Applications (D3EM), supported by the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT).
The certificate seeks to create a new kind of interdisciplinary graduate education at the intersection of materials science, informatics, and design. The certificate provides not only the opportunity to gain education beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries but it also provides students with the opportunity to integrate their training into project-based pedagogical approaches. Moreover, the certificate contains strong professional skill development components (such as communication, teamwork, leadership, ethics). Finally, participants will benefit from activities designed to develop an effective and personally satisfying career plan, beyond graduate school.
Students enrolled in this certificate program are required to take additional courses and training (see more details at http://d3em.tamu.edu/curriculum/) in addition to courses that are required by their major graduate program. The course content and sequence is designed to fit within most graduate students degree plan and thus the certificate is expected to have no effect on the time to graduation.
Who is eligible to participate in the certificate?
Graduate students who want to specialize in the area of materials informatics and design and who are currently enrolled, admitted or under consideration for admission for MS or Ph.D. programs.
Graduate students currently enrolled at Texas A&M University should have a GPA of over 3.25 to be considered for this certificate program.
Support in the form of the highly competitive 1-2 year(s) graduate fellowship is available to eligible students part of the D3EM program. Students interested in applying to the D3EM fellowship are encouraged to separate the application process.
How to apply?
Students applying for the certificate program on Materials, Informatics, and Design starting in the Fall semester should submit their application package no later than December 15, 2019. Students admitted into the Certificate Program will be announced early in the Spring semester.
Completed applications should include:
– Application form (click here to fill the application form)
– Updated CV with a list of publications and presentations
– Nomination letter from your advisor at Texas A&M University or one of the D3EM faculty (for the list of faculty click here)
– 2-page essay describing why you want to specialize in Data-Enabled Discovery and Design of Energy Materials during your graduate program and how this program can benefit your graduate education.
– Unofficial graduate transcript