Benefits and Expectations

Benefits to Faculty (Why should one become an MII-affiliated faculty member?)

  • Be part of an interactive community of faculty and students that share common interests in polymer science
  • Access to potential partnerships with industry connections
  • Gain access to internal funding opportunities for research and training
  • Form new innovative collaborations with faculty across campus
  • Participate in unique short courses, seminars, and other interdisciplinary cohorts
  • Learn from elder faculty at Virginia Tech on administrative best practices

Expectations of Faculty (What do we expect of those involved?)

  • Willingness to develop new research projects and/or expand existing research projects involving new interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculty
  • Evidence of efforts to recruit new graduate students to the MACR program, and/or to provide courses relevant to the MACR curriculum
  • Service on committees (advisory committee,¬†admissions committee, etc.)
  • Participation and attendance at the MII Technical Conference and Review
  • Timely annual reporting in required formats