High School Students @ SIS


Approximately 25 high school students had the opportunity to gain experience in the Telecommunications Lab at SIS as part of the Technology Leadership Institute (TLI).  On July 2, 3, and 5, these students discovered how to build a computer using equipment and lab facilities here at the School.  The lab exercise was developed by Dr. Joseph Kabara, Assistant Professor, and moderated by Kevin Huang, a Ph.D. candidate in Telecommunications. 

The mission of the Technology Leadership Institute (TLI) is to provide high school students with opportunities, tools and motivation needed to pursue technology-related degrees and excel academically, socially and professionally.  It’s a free, six-week academic enrichment program for high school students that helps them build the knowledge and skills needed to gain admission into college-level computer science and technology programs. TLI is supported by a number of institutions here at Pitt including the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Computer Science, and the School of Information Sciences.  Over the six weeks, the students from 16 different local high schools participated in coursework on Web design and basic computer science, workshops on applying to college, math tutoring sessions, and technology-based service learning opportunities.

More information on TLI is available at www.cs.pitt.edu/tli .

TLI 2007 Students

TLI 2007 lab