Inspiring and developing the next generation of technology leaders
We engage in outreach within our community and beyond to support interest and diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education through our support of Ithaca High School's Code Red Robotics, the SoNIC summer research workshop, and the Game Design Initiative at Cornell.
We are committed to supporting our current students in their academic and professional development which is critical to preparing them to fill the pipeline of technology-related jobs and developing their entrepreneurial skills. CIS is an active member of Entrepreneurship@Cornell, Cornell's university-wide entrepreneuship initiative and we support our affiliated student groups in their entrepreneurial activities, including student co-working space POPSHOP and Big Red//Hacks, Cornell's first large scale hackathon.
Each year, CIS sponsors BOOM (Bits on our Minds) a student showcase of cutting-edge digital technology projects which is open to the public. Each spring semester, this event provides undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to combine their technical expertise with the leadership and presentation skills they need to excell in jobs in industry. Corporate partners play an important role in BOOM by judging projects and providing important feedback and advice to student project teams.
In spring 2017 CIS launched a Seminar Series on Intelligent Machines, hosted by Professor Bart Selman and Professor Joe Halpern. Eight faculty members and guest speakers will each present a one-hour lecture on Monday nights on the theme of “ The Emergence of Intelligent Machines: Challenges and Opportunities.” See schedule of speakers and taped past lectures.
Computational Sustainability Virtual Seminar Series
Anyone wanting to learn more about the new field of Computational Sustainability pioneered by Professor Carla Gomes and other members of the CompSustNet is invited to participate in the Computational Sustainability Virtual Seminar series, either by registering for the free webinars or watching the recordings of past webinars. Six webinars were held in Fall 2016 and seven talks are planned for Spring 2017. For more information click here.