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Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators (ISEE)

With its home at UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Adaptive Optics, the ISEE program prepares science and engineering graduate students and postdoctoral researchers for their educational role as future faculty members, and a wide range of other science and engineering careers.

At the heart of this initiative is the ISEE Professional Development Program (PDP), a flexible, multi-year professional development opportunity primarily for science and engineering graduate students to help them develop and put new teaching skills into practice. PDP training is applicable to many general aspects of teaching and mentoring, but the program emphasizes inquiry, diversity/equity, and assessment.

More program information can be found at the ISEE website.