The Sustainable Manufacturing Alliance for Research and Training Industrial Assessment Center (SMART IAC) is a program of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technologies (CALIT2) at the University of California Irvine (UCI).
CALIT2 has been at the forefront of the information age for over 20 years which makes it an ideal host for this innovative program. The SMART IAC has been established with funding by the US Department of Energy Industrial Assessments Center program to assist area manufacturers with sustainability assessments (energy, water, and other waste streams) while providing hands on learning opportunities for diverse cohorts of students.
Students will be deeply engaged in every aspect of the SMART IAC. Through conducting on site sustainability assessments to hosting center outreach activities these students will gain the critical experience needed to create a sustainable future for the nations advanced manufacturing businesses.