TMT Early-Career Initiative (TECI)
In partnership with the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), the Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators (ISEE) offers TECI, a year-round program that utilizes an annual workshop to stimulate collaboration across the TMT partnership and train early-career students and professionals with the qualifications for successful collaboration in TMT and other large projects. The TECI program also incorporates TMT projects in the areas of science, instruments, or operations, that will benefit from engaging early-career people and increased international collaboration.
TECI workshops begin each cycle of the program and bring participants together with the TMT community. To date four workshops have been organized:
5-day pilot workshop in December 2016, Hilo HI (35 participants)
7-day workshop in August 2017, Santa Cruz CA (42 participants)
7-day workshop in December 2018, Pasadena CA (49 participants)
6-day workshop, planned for May 2020, Victoria BC (49 participants accepted before workshop canceled due to COVID-19)
The next TECI workshop will be announced when international travel can safely resume.
TECI is funded by the TMT Project Office, with additional funding provided by University of California Observatories.