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Applications open for CIS summer diversity programs

Applications are now open for two all-expenses-paid summer workshops, hosted by Cornell Computing and Information Science and aimed at encouraging underrepresented minorities to consider careers in academic research.

Both workshops will be held June 15-19. Applications are being taken through Feb. 7.

The SoNIC Summer Research Workshop centers on cloud computing in systems and networking, and data analytics. Undergraduate and master’s students will learn 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 in 2019.

The Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact is geared toward rising seniors and graduate students from ethnically underrepresented communities. 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.

Send an email to Diversity Programs at CIS for more information on these workshops.

– Leslie Morris

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