Frequently Asked Questions


Q.1

Is there some more general information available about NSF's IGERT program and the SELIM program in particular?

A.1

Yes, there are press releases at:

NSF IGERT Site

UVa Online


Q.2

What are job opportunities like in the SELIM fields of Lasers, Optics, and Photonics?

A.2

Excellent. There is an increasing demand and shortage of skilled professionals in these high technology, rapid growth fields. See for example the coverage of the Coalition for Optics and Photonics' Manpower Forum held 6/19/00 in Washington, DC. The SPIE and OSA can be useful sources of information about careers and research in SELIM fields.


Q.3

 Is there a printable brochure about the SELIM program available?

A.3

Yes, you can download an Acrobat 4.0 pdf file of our SELIM brochure here and a JLAB free electron laser brochure here.


Q.4

 Are there resources directed towards increasing diversity in your graduate student population?

A.4

Yes, our SELIM program sponsors an annual 21st Century Light graduate recruiting event whose aim is to encourage women and minorities to enroll in graduate education and research programs. In addition, there is an IGERT National Recruitment Program dedicated to these efforts with a website at http://www.igert.org.