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Cornell CIS programs aim to draw minority STEM students to academic careers #MakerEducation

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The Cornell Chronicle highlights some of the recent workshops put on by the Computing and Information Science at Cornell.

Twenty rising seniors and graduate students spent a week examining how technology can be designed to improve people’s lives at last month’s Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact, a new workshop aimed at encouraging minorities in STEM to consider careers in academia. 

The workshop was held at the same time as the SoNIC Summer Research Workshop, which brought 25 students to Cornell to experience cloud computing and network research firsthand, with the goal of encouraging them to pursue doctorates. 

“We need to attract a more diverse set of workers to the field of computer science generally, and to computer-science research in particular,” said Fred Schneider, professor of computer science. “Events like these are an important mechanism for helping to achieve that goal.”

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