CW Students Accepted into Prestigious i3 Program

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

David Guerrero and Darnell Dixon, were selected to participate in the i3 Scholar Undergraduate Research Program.

The program will take place at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. The undergraduate program focuses on research and leadership development for the underrepresented populations across the country to lead to graduate studies and careers in the information sciences.  The admittance process into the program is very competitive and students are evaluated for qualities beyond GPA. Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year!

As part of this program, David and Darnell will go through various workshops and take a fully packed schedule of classes for the month of June. During the second phase, responsibilities include a yearlong research project and two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. “The i3 program is an amazing opportunity for those seeking to go to graduate school. It is also a chance to explore the information sciences in a wide array of fields ranging from artificial intelligence to medical informatics,” said David.

The i3 Scholars Program is supported in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and it includes students who are empowered to create change and make an impact on the people around them. Darnell is looking forward to an exciting summer experience, “I am prepared for this task. I plan to network to create new relationships through the i3 program. This is a great way to help me move toward starting a graduate program.” David also has clear and specific goals this summer at the i3 Program, “I hope to get a glimpse of graduate school life and obtain a strong foundation in the information sciences to further my dream of becoming an interior sustainability designer. The College of Westchester’s course load has given me a strong work ethic to go headfirst into the i3 program with confidence.” Past i3 Scholars have majored in information science, computer science, public policy, economics, business, and engineering, among others.

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