Record number of i3 Scholars take part in iConference 2013
Nine i3 Scholars attended iConference 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas in February. The conference was hosted by the University of North Texas, College of Information and was the eighth annual gathering of information researchers and practitioners. i3 Scholars attended workshops, paper sessions, alternative events, the Social Media Expo, and poster presentations. Three 2011 i3 Scholars--Joshua Cartagena, Oliver Haimson, and Daniel Knopp--presented research posters on behalf of their teams. 2012 i3 Scholars met to discuss and refine their ongoing research projects. i3 Scholars also joined Director Michael Depew and Assistant Director Courtney Loder for the annual reunion dinner. The iConference series is presented by the iSchools Consortium and is hosted each year by a different iSchool. For more information about the iSchools and iConference, please see: www.ischools.org.
i3 Scholars who attended iConference 2013:
- Joshua Cartagena
- Oliver Haimson
- Twanna Hodge
- Daniel Knopp
- Marcia McIntosh
- Mandi Gonzalez
- Amana Kaskazi
- Austyn Shaner
- Kara Vogelbacker
UNC iSchool undergraduate students selected for 2012 i3 Cohort
Three students in the bachelor of science in information science program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected to participate in the prestigious iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3). The i3 helps foster a culture of creativity, innovation and collaboration across disciplines of information schools (iSchools) around the world by actively recruiting and developing students and faculty from underrepresented segments of the population through a competitive process. Kristen Bowen, Mandi Gonzalez and Denzel McCollum are the students selected from the School of Information and Library Science out of 22 who will participate in a year-long experience which prepares them for graduate study in the information sciences and ultimately a rewarding career that matches their interests. Read more...
Information for All
With tank-tread legs and a camera for a head, a remote-controlled robot skitters toward a cardboard box in the center of a classroom in the Information Sciences building. Like a cat arching its back, the robot rises on its front legs and steadily climbs over the box. "It can get over almost anything," explains its operator, Pitt graduate student Steven Nunnally, as the machine's gears buzz and whir.
After the robot successfully scales the box and returns to the floor, the audience of undergraduate students applauds enthusiastically. As participants in the iSchool Inclusion Institute at Pitt's School of Information Sciences, they are exploring facets of graduate-level information sciences from cloud computing, to video-game development, to today-s topic--robots and simulations. Read more...
i3 Project Brings Diverse Perspectives into the Field
The inaugural iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from June 6-30, 2011. The Project 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 the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, partnering with iSchools at Drexel University and Pennsylvania State University. Read more...
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Supports iSchool Initiative to Increase Diversity in Graduate Studies
The School of Information Sciences is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given the iSchool a grant of $100,000 to support the planning of initiatives to increase diversity in graduate programs at Information Schools. The Mellon grant will be used to design and develop a series of summer institutes, an annual program to be administered by the iSchool to recruit graduate students and faculty members from underrepresented groups to the field of information sciences. The institutes will focus on promising juniors and seniors in college who demonstrate strong potential to eventually earn doctoral degrees and become faculty members in the Information Sciences. Read more...