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Experiential Learning for Veterans in Assistive Technology and Engineering (ELeVATE)

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

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.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Pittsburgh (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Technology
Information Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Sensor Science & Engineering
STEM Fields

Assistive Technology
Biodevice Development
Human-Computer Interaction
Learning with Disability
Quality of Life Technology
Rehabilitation Science & Engineering
Remote Sensing
Tissue Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 1/29/2024
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