i3 set to begin June 4 – welcome to the 2012 i3 scholars!
On June 4, the School of Information Sciences will welcome to Pitt the members of the 2012 i3 cohort, 19 students newly-enrolled in the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3). The i3 program is designed to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to consider graduate study in the Information Sciences disciplines. The i3 project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and hosted by Pitt’s iSchool. These students will participate in the month-long residential institute, exploring the research and academic opportunities and challenges in the field of Information Sciences. The students are from 16 colleges or universities in 9 different states. They are currently earning degrees in a wide variety of disciplines including history, sociology, economics, mechanical engineering, journalism, psychology, business, applied mathematics and biomedical engineering, statistics, and information science. The list of the members of the 2012 cohort is provided here.
The faculty, staff and students at the iSchool are eager to meet these outstanding students!