Martin Shelton, a postdoc in the Hood group, teaches a summer trainee how to teach high school students about networks.

Since 2006 the Center has supported 112 graduate students and 150 postdocs. The graduate students have self-organized a governing board and seek assistance from the Center program manager as their training needs arise.  The postdocs are also self-organized through an annually appointed postdoc advisory board. This board organizes an annual day-long offsite retreat for graduate students and postdocs. Past retreat topics have included detailed learning on the topics of grant writing, technology development and venture capital, and “Making Big Science/Translational Science Work for Junior Scientists”. In addition, the Center continues to directly support the career development of all Institute graduate students and postdocs by providing matching travel funds for scientific conferences, symposia and training.