Friends, family, faculty and staff filled Barton Hall to cheer on members of the newest class to join the ranks of Bowers CIS alumni, as the students traversed the stage at three recognition ceremonies — for statistics and data science, information science and computer science — held May 26, by the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science.
More than 1,100 undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. students received degrees this week, after completing their education in August 2022, December 2022 or May 2023. This year, undergraduates from Cornell Bowers CIS made up about 20% of Cornell's 2023 graduating class.
In her opening remarks at the information science and computer science ceremonies, Kavita Bala, dean of Cornell Bowers CIS, recounted the remarkable history of the college. Bala recalled that 24 years ago, Cornell was a pioneer in creating the faculty of computing and information science, "envisioning multiple fields of the information age together under one banner: computer science, information science and statistics and data science." She urged the new alumni to take that innovative history with them as they embark on their careers.
"Regardless of where your path takes you — industry, graduate studies, academia, or entrepreneurship — I encourage you to take a page from our college’s history by taking risks and looking out for any opportunity to explore uncharted waters," she said.
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