Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD)
The Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) program provides cadets with an opportunity to observe and implement concepts from their education in chemistry, chemical engineering and life science over several weeks during this summer internship. The AIAD program enables cadets to perform research with leaders in government and private sector laboratories, both stateside and abroad. These unique experiences broaden cadets’ perspectives and provide them with practical advanced education related to their field of study and real-world application of science in the military.
CDT Chong '15, on the 2013 Australia Malaria research AIAD, performs DNA separation using gel electrophoresis.
Cadet Zachary Bowers,'14 and Cadet Elizabeth Moton, '15 performing fuel cell research at the Electrochemistry Branch of the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, Md.
CDT Aaron Beyea, '14, is adding various enzymes, primers, and buffers to DNA sequences. These enzymes, primers, and buffers are part of a polymerase chain reaction that will produce many copies of specified sections of DNA.
Andrew Magenau PhD and Cadet Patrick Mescher (2014) in Professor Matyjaszewski’s lab at CMU. Andrew is the group leader of the team in charge of synthesizing nanostructured polymers (NSPs).
Chemical Engineering Program IAD(A) Opportunities for Summer 2015
Bio-electrochemical and Systems Biology Research at ARL, Adelphi, MD
Predispersed Organic Pigments as Coloring Agents at Uniformed Color Company, Holland, MI
Chemical Process Engineering in Polymer Science at Southern Polymer, Atlanta, GA
Biosensor Development with USCOE, Champagne, IL
Waste to Energy - Rotary kin Gas Technology, Cobleskill, NY
Improvesed Armaments, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
Development of Flame Retardant Compounds UL 5V, Washington, PA
Chemical and Biological Engineering ar ERDC-EL, Vicksburg, MS
Renewable Energy - Biorefineries, Ames, IA
Evaluation of FEM HMX in LX-14 Explosive Composition, Kingsport, TN
Life Science Program IAD(A) Opportunities for Summer 2015
- Malaria Research, Australia
- Physician Shadowing at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
- Biomedical research opportunities at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Springs, MD
- And many more! Dozens of AIADs will be sponsored by the C&LS Department in 2015.
Chemistry Program IAD(A) Opportunities for Summer 2015
Flexible Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Loudspeakers, Aberdeen, MD
Tailored Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-Mediated Nanocluster Materials, Aberdeen, MD
Soldier Wearable Integrated Power System (SWIPES) Cadet Research, Aberdeen, MD
Analytical Metallurgy of Precious Metals at the US Mint West Point
Photonic Analysis and Characterization of Energetic Materials, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
ARDEC Pyrotechnics-formulation, life-cycle, and testing, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
Chemistry, Life Science and Engineering Research at Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center, Edgewood, MD
Hyperspectral Imagining for Food Security, Athens, GA
|19 Nov 2014
||C&LS AIAD Expo (informational only)|
|21 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
|20 - 25 Jan 2015
||AIAD Database "open" for Cadet preferences in CIS|
|25 Feb - 6 Mar 2015
||Cadets selected for AIADs|
|12 Mar 2015
||Summer Training Schedule published|
|13 - 20 Mar 2015
|24 May - 8 Aug 2015
Points of Contact
Chemistry: LTC Rich Comitz, BH435A, (845) 938.3909; firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Science: MAJ(P) Jeremy Goodin; BH438E; (845) 938.5814; email@example.com
Chemical Eng.: MAJ Steve Winter; BH431C; (845) 938.4095; firstname.lastname@example.org
Purdue Collab.: LTC Hailey Clancy; BH433B; (845) 938.4983; email@example.com
National Labs: Dr. Dan Schultz; BH420; (845) 938.5009; firstname.lastname@example.org