Dr. Rory Cooper (left), Director of HERL, talking with a veteran in his program.
We at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) – a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System – take great pride in our work with Veterans. Our efforts are aimed at improving every aspect of their lives and the lives of their families, whether through programs to assist with the transition from the military to enrollment in STEM-related fields of study, or research that will improve their level of satisfaction and participation in everyday life activities.
To achieve these objectives, HERL has established partnerships with local, state, and national non-profit organizations (including the Disable Veterans National Foundation) in order to provide high-quality programs aimed at easing Veterans’ transition to academic and career opportunities.
Specifically, HERL has three Veteran-centered programs:
All Veterans with disabilities qualify for these programs, and no other particular background is required. Applications can be submitted any time at http://www.herl.pitt.edu/education/veterans; participants may be eligible for stipends, housing allowances, and financial aid. For more information, visit the HERL website or contact HERL at firstname.lastname@example.org.