The first program, the SoNIC Summer Research Workshop (https://www.cs.cornell.edu/workshop/sonic/), is targeted to undergraduates and master's students. The theme of the workshop centers around cloud computing (systems and networking) and data analytics, but students with background in CS, IS, EE, Math, and Physics are eligible to apply. The SoNIC Summer Research Workshop hosted by Cornell University and originally created in collaboration with Howard University is aimed at significantly increasing the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing and obtaining a PhD in computer science. It is designed to encourage undergraduate or masters students to pursue and achieve a PhD by experiencing computer science research firsthand using state-of-the-art methodologies and approaches.
The second program, the Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact (https://impact.infosci.cornell.edu/), is targeted to rising seniors and graduate students at any stage. In this summer school, we will explore how technologies express their designers' values, analyzes what values and voices are commonly embodied in technology, and looks at ways to design technologies to promote alternative perspectives and positive social impact. Students from a variety of disciplines are invited to attend, including - but not restricted to - informatics, computer science, science and technology studies, communication, and product design. Our goal is to build a strong cohort of up-and-coming researchers working in this area and connect them to relevant research and faculty.