We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2024 GEARS (Generalist Electromechanics for Applied Researchers) Workshop, August 26 – 30, is now open! With three successful workshops behind us, we’re eager to welcome a fresh group of students for a transformative week of learning and scientific exploration.

We recognized a challenge that was posed by outdated equipment and limited external support, so we established GEARS to help bridge the gap. At GEARS, our mission is clear: to equip students with the technical tools and skills necessary for research. Throughout the workshop, participants are immersed in a dynamic curriculum that covers essential skills, tools, and troubleshooting strategies. From engaging lectures to hands-on experiences, facility tours, and collaborative group projects, every aspect of the program is designed to empower students. 

One of the biggest parts of GEARS is the formation of small teams to tackle complex projects and cultivate collaboration among participants. Experts mentor students every step of the way, ensuring that each team can overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Beyond technical proficiency, GEARS fosters the development of invaluable soft skills such as teamwork and problem-solving. As participants work together towards common objectives, they not only expand their technical toolkit but also refine their ability to navigate real-world challenges.

If you want to see more of what goes on at the GEARS workshops, checkout our blog posts summarizing the 2021, 2022 , and 2023 workshops. You can also get information on the workshop logistics from the workshop webpage. Registration closes on July 7th, but we expect to be sold out before then and will take the registration form offline when we reach capacity. Keeping each cohort small ensures you get the most attention from the workshop staff and makes for tight knit groups of students.

To register for the 2024 GEARS Workshop, please complete the registration form. We encourage you to secure your spot early! If you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Join us for GEARS 2024 and embark on a journey that will not only enhance your scientific capabilities but also cultivate the essential skills needed for success in today’s research landscape. Together, let’s push the boundaries of innovation and discovery!

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