The International Academy of Science was established in 1985 by a distinguished group of scientists who saw the need to formalize a training program for persons desiring hands-on, applied training in high-tech industry. The Institute of Science and Technology, the educational arm of the International Academy of Science, is dedicated to the advancement of applied science.
Unlike traditional educational programs offered today by most colleges and universities, the IST Applied Program offers applied degrees in which students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. This degree program prepares students for employment opportunities in high-tech industry.
The IST Applied Science Program is for students desiring careers in high-tech industry. During the course of this hands-on, applied program, each IST student is provided with a learning experience in which they will have an opportunity to find solutions to real-world problems.
Funding for the IST Program comes primarily from industrial partners interested in providing valuable hands-on learning experiences to IST students. Many students are provided with specialized training directly at the industrial partner’s facility.