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The 2018 cohort of students invited to Computing and Information Science's two summer research programs, SONiC and Designing Technology for Social Impact.

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CIS Summer Research Programs Boost Diversity in Computing Fields

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Cornell Computing and Information Science continues its efforts to increase diversity and inclusion into computing fields by offering two fully-funded summer research programs targeted for underrepresented minorities at its campus in Ithaca, NY. Aimed at encouraging URMs to consider PhD-level research careers, the SoNIC Summer Research Workshop and the Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact will be held June 15-19, 2020 and the programs are all-expenses-paid for selected student participants. Applications are being taken through February 7, 2020.

SoNIC Summer Research Workshop centers around cloud computing (systems and networking) and data analytics. Undergraduate and masters students will experience firsthand how to use state-of-the-art methodologies and approaches to computer science research.

“This is a week to make connections and get insight from your experiences to then make decisions to guide you on the right path,” said Sebastian Perez-Delgado, a sophomore at Northwestern University who participated in the program last summer.

The Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact is targeted toward rising seniors and graduate students from ethnically underrepresented communities. During the week at Cornell participants will explore how technologies express their designers’ values, analyze what values and voices are commonly embodied in technology, and look at ways to design technologies to promote alternative perspectives and positive social impact.

Please contact cis-diversityprograms@cornell.edu with any questions.