[Libs-Or] Fwd: [UWMOSAIC] Deadline: March 25/ 2016 i3 Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Students at University of Pittsburgh

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From: Cynthia del Rosario <cyn at uw.edu>
Date: Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:21 PM
Subject: [UWMOSAIC] Deadline: March 25/ 2016 i3 Summer Research Program for
Underrepresented Students at University of Pittsburgh
To: "uwmosaic at uw.edu" <uwmosaic at uw.edu>

*INFO/ technology undergrad students – apply for this program!! *


*The University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences invites
students from underrepresented populations to apply to the 2016 i3 summer
research program Application Deadline: March 25, 2016

*What is i3?*
The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and
leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented
populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences.
Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year to become
i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a yearlong experience that includes
two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of
Information Sciences and a research project spanning the year.

Introductory Institute: June 12-July 9, 2016

*Held on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh*

   - Participate in special-topic workshops that highlight the many
   specialties and research areas in the information sciences
   - Take part in professional development seminars led by industry and
   research experts that focus on graduate school applications, mentoring,
   résumé building, and networking
   - Complete training modules in research design and programming (beginner
   and advanced sessions) taught by PhD teaching fellows from top-tier iSchools
   - Form research teams and work with advisors to design a yearlong
   research project

*Team Research Project*
*i3 Scholars return home and work with team members remotely to complete a
yearlong project*

   - Each team is supported by a research advisor
   - Students gain experience with project management tools and
   collaborative technology
   - Interdisciplinary project topics blend social and technical aspects

*Concluding Institute: Summer 2017, Two Weeks*
*i3 Scholars return to the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh to
complete the program*

   - Develop a research poster and copresent your team’s project
   - Learn about submitting your project to the iConference and other
   leading research conferences
   - Network with the new cohort of i3 Scholars and join the i3 Alumni

*Program Funding and Benefits*

   - Receive full funding for program expenses, including transportation to
   and from Pittsburgh, campus housing, and meals
   - Earn a stipend while you complete the program: $1,200 for the
   Introductory Institute | $600 for the Concluding Institute
   - Prepare for the GRE with free training sessions

*The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation and is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of
Information Sciences.*


*i3 Scholars explore graduate school opportunities and gain valuable
research experience while networking with professionals from across the

*What are the Information Sciences?
*People. Information. Technology.*

The information sciences focus on helping people to discover better
information, design and use better technology, and make better decisions to
solve problems. Whether those problems are in business, medicine,
education, the arts, or any number of other fields, information
professionals are able to grapple with the challenges and opportunities of
the digital age.

i3 welcomes students from all majors and academic disciplines. The
information sciences are incredibly diverse and interdisciplinary. With so
many different specializations, students can find a program that meets
their interests.

*Past Research Projects*

   - Information Occupation: Using Information Science to Explore the
   Occupy Wall Street Social Movement
   - #ReproHealth: A State-Based Investigation of Reproductive Health
   Rights Policy and Social Media Activity
   - To Give or Not to Give: How Does Emotion Evoked from Crowdfunding
   Videos Influence Donations
   - The Customer Is Always Right: Analyzing Existing Market Feedback to
   Improve TVs
   - iGo Green: A Life Cycle Assessment of Apple's iPhone
   - Entering the Boys' Club: An Analysis of Female Representation in Video
   Game Culture
   - Social Network Identity: Facebook, Twitter, and Identity Negotiation
   - Tweet for Democracy: Examining the Monitorial Citizen
   - "Our Experiences Are Not Unique": An Exploratory Study of Common
   Motivators and Inhibitors for Latinas in STEM Fields
   - Hacked: A Qualitative Analysis of Media Coverage of the Sony Breach


*Who Should Apply?*

   - Undergraduate students enrolled in, or have recently graduated
   from, an accredited college or university in the US
   - Students enrolled in any academic major
   - Students who have an interest in graduate school and research
   - Students who are open to exploring the information sciences and its
   many interdisciplinary fields
   - Individuals that are committed to diversity and increasing
   opportunities for underrepresented populations
   - U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents


*How to Apply*

   - Submit an online application with responses to three short essay
   - Two letters of recommendation must be submitted online by your
   - Upload your undergraduate transcripts as part of your online

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications are
encouraged and will receive priority consideration. Applicants will be
notified of an admissions decision within 30 days of submission of a
complete application.

*Application deadline: March 25, 2016*

*Apply Now*

*Copyright © 2016 University of Pittsburgh: iSchool Inclusion Institute
(i3), All rights reserved.*
Please share this information with any undergraduate students who may be
interested in research opportunities and preparing for graduate school.

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