NECSTLab is a laboratory inside DEIB department of Politecnico di Milano (Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria). It is a real uncommon place where research meets teaching and teaching meets research, also through academics and industrials events.
In particular, we do have the perception that a close connection between research and education has to be pursued to properly prepare our students. Research and education is perceived as a dichotomy. It has often been hard to couple them in a productive and virtuous cycle but we do believe that Research can obtain great benefits from Teaching and the other way around and this basic principle is at the basis of the NECSTLab. In particular, involving young students in research activities will heavily increase the creative and brainstorming phase of a research group. Students are not yet constrained in a research framework and they are not scared by the idea of trying and failing to see their ideas coming reality through their work.
On the contrary, from an educative point of view, giving the students the chance to be involved in real projects will mean giving them the chance to experience real design and development challenges and by guiding them during the design and development we can, in a maieutic way, teach them how to approach real life projects.
In such a context it is necessary to provide to the students and the researchers an environment where they can work and experiment a motivating experience.
It is exactly at this point that the NECSTLab plays a key-role with its activities and where we are trying to find partners interested in helping us in meeting our vision.