Aaron Levine, associate professor in the School of Public Policy, is affiliated with the engineering research center (ERC), a consortium of universities recently awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ERC will work with industry and clinical partners to develop and produce high-quality living therapeutic cells. The new NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) is will be led by Georgia Tech.
Levine will serve as co-director for Engineering Workforce Development for the new center. In this role, Levine will work with colleagues across campus as well as at the University of Georgia, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and other university and industry partners to implement innovative educational approaches to help strengthen the cell manufacturing workforce. CMaT’s projected workforce development programs include classes co-taught to graduate students at all four primary institutions, the integration of new cell manufacturing modules into undergraduate classes and capstones, and innovative partnerships with local technical college systems.
Levine will also work with School of Public Policy students to conduct ethics and policy research related to cell manufacturing.
The School of Public Policy is a unit in Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
For more details about CMaT, visit Georgia Tech’s News Center website.