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Graduate Institute of Technology Mission
The Graduate Institute of Technology exists to further the research and technological goals of the scientific, engineering, and technology faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The Institute does this by providing high level support in the areas of machining, electronics, welding, and woodworking shops as well as support for science and engineering uses of computational techniques, including high speed networking, simulation, and specialty server maintenance.
The Institute also serves as a source of Graduate Assistantships for graduate students in the College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) and in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM). GIT provides some 23 GAships, and administers some 18 others for the Graduate School and EIT. Also, the Institute provides matching funds for hiring high quality Post-Doctoral Fellows and houses the Earthquake Center, Arkansas STRIVE Program, and statewide NASA Programs including the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium and the NASA EPSCoR Research Program.
GIT is made up of some 20 permanent staff, appointed from the technical staff, research associate, and faculty levels. These dedicated professionals work closely with science and engineering faculty to increase the level of productivity in research and work closely also with TAs, RAs, and student workers in this capacity. The Institute manages all of the major scientific and engineering instruments and equipment for COS and EIT, including the NMR, SEM, MS, Structural Testing, and other systems.