Please let us know any courses or workshops you have attended on technology commercialization
Please share with us how attending Lens of the Market has the potential to further your career goals.
(Please limit this response to 150 words)
The campus-wide NRT IGE program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is part of a research project that aims at understanding three things: (1) Can a program of this type add considerable professional skills to graduate students and post docs; (2) does it help faculty in their research orientation and advising; and (3) if there is evidence that the program is effective, would the university support it. The research is part of a larger effort by the NSF (and the National Institutes of Health) to reform graduate education towards the real employment market for academics. We would like to invite you (and all participating graduate students, post docs and faculty) to opt into the research that forms the core of why we can offer Lens of the Market® to you. Being part of the research means that we will ask you to complete questionnaires that help us understand how the program can influence participants like you, and you would grant us permission to use the assessment parts that are integral to the program and that provide you and the instructor feedback on your progress to make judgments around the quality of the program itself. Please note that: (a) You are free NOT to take part in the research, with no repercussions for you whatsoever. Neither your advisor nor the instructors will know whether you completed questionnaires or gave us permission to use the data for research. (b) Participation in the research portion is confidential. While the researchers will know your identity (so they can monitor change over time), neither instructors nor advisors will have access to this information. You should also know that there are not real risks for you in participating in the research. (c) Finally, a conflict of interest in research occurs when a researcher or the University has a financial or other interest that could affect the research. In some situations, the results of a study might lead to a financial gain or other benefit for the researcher(s) and/or the University. In this case, an Oregon State University employee has a conflict of interest. Judy Giordan is an OSU employee and co-investigator on the grant that is paying for this research. Dr. Giordan is also the founder and owner of ecosVC, Inc., which developed the Lens of the Market training program being evaluated in this study.
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