RADIANT recruits the best and the brightest in the world
RADIANT students come from all over, sharing their experiences, research and knowledge with us. They have backgrounds in different fields including Psychology, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Computer Science, Medicine, Engineering and more. The one thing that unites them is a passion to make a difference in the world and to launch their research out of academia and into the hands of people who can use it most effectively. They believe in themselves and their ability to have substantive impact on real world problems. They want to gain the tools of entrepreneurship and commercialization which will make them better scientists and entrepreneurs.
RADIANT meets their needs by teaching them professional and entrepreneurial skills and, most importantly, how to think and shape their research programs in terms of opportunity identification, innovation, and translational possibilities. With a decided edge over their peers, our students are sought after by academia and commercial businesses.
Some students, like NICE Summer Institute graduate Chris Cowper Smith, launch their own start ups using many of the entrepreneurial skills they acquire in RADIANT.
Others, like graduate student Emily Patrick (who enrolled in the TNT I certificate program following her undergraduate degree at Carleton University), see RADIANT as a valuable way to acquire skills that will leverage her into new and different job opportunities outside of academia - skills that other students in her field won't have on graduation. Check out her profile below to get a feel for Dalhousie University, Halifax, and what it's like to start the RADIANT Certificate program.
Sarah Krauetner, a RADIANT CREATE Master's of Science student, is working in Dr. Sean Boe's lab in the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy where research into real time neuroimaging and mental imagery is hoping to improve the lives of stroke and other rehab patients who use mental practice to regain skills lost due to brain damage.
Sarah says that the work fits with her own interests in mental practice experienced as both an athlete and a musician. She also can combine that interest with her love of neuroscience and technology.