DIRECT (Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies) Traineeship

DIRECT creates a sustainable traineeship in the area of advanced materials for clean energy that broadly addresses needs of researchers in this new “data rich” scientific and engineering era. DIRECT combines new curriculum to teach data science tools for materials research, capstone projects that cements and transfers skills to real-world application, and an option for continued opportunities through the Data Science Accelerator Award that extends and reinforces these skills.  DIRECT is working to prepare the next generation of scientist for the unique challenges of today presented by the era of “Big Data.”