Friday, February 25, 2011


HOWKA SISTERS AND BROTHERS... I was just sent another educational opportunity and am hoping a tribal member may apply.
The University of Pittsburgh's I3, iSchool Inclusion Institute ofInformation Sciences is accepting applications through March 4.
About i3 Who should apply to i3? The i3 Program is designed for undergraduate students from accreditedcolleges and universities and who have an interest in graduate schooland the information sciences. Students should also be able todemonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion in theirpersonal or professional lives. For more information on who shouldapply, check out the 'Who Should Participate' section. What does i3 include?Year 1 - Four-week Introductory InstituteThe i3 Program is a four-week residential summer institute, hosted atthe University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Students will beimmersed in special-topics workshops, learn about the field from guestspeakers, and engage in team projects. In addition, students willreceive practical advice on how to apply to graduate school, securefinancial aid, and develop professional networks. Weekly cultural andrecreational fieldtrips will provide students with fun and informativeexperiences, too! Team ProjectAfter the four-week institute, students will pursue a year-long teamproject (using social networking or collaborative technology) underthe guidance of a faculty mentor. Projects will be determined by theteam and will emphasize creativity and innovation. Year 2 -Two-week Concluding InstituteTo build on their Year 1 experiences and conclude the i3 Program,students will return to the University of Pittsburgh in the secondyear. Students will present their team projects to iSchool faculty andindustry professionals for feedback and help, as well as consult withmentors and representatives from various iSchools across the country. Extra BenefitsAll students will receive a stipend of $50 per day while at i3. Inaddition, all travel, housing, and dining expenses will be covered bythe i3 Program. Most importantly, students will receive anoutstanding educational experience that can also give them a strategicadvantage in today's competitive job market! For more information onexactly what the i3 includes, check out the 'Institutes' section. Where and when is i3?The i3 Program is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, inPittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first four-week institute will be held June 6th - 30th, 2011.

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