What is i3?

The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a yearlong experience that includes two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information and a research project spanning the year. i3 prepares students for the rigors of graduate study and serves as a pipeline for i3 Scholars into internationally recognized information schools—the iSchools. Most importantly, i3 empowers students to create change and make an impact on the people around them.

i3 Scholars at a Glance

  • Cohorts range in size from 20-30 students per year
  • 158 students have participated in the program since 2011
    • 57% Women
    • 49% Black / African American
    • 23% Hispanic / Latinx
    • 12% Asian
    • 5% Multiracial
    • 2% Native American / Pacific Islander
  • 90% i3 Program Completion: Students have completed all components of the yearlong program
  • 70% Non-STEM to IS: Students who have enrolled in graduate programs in the information and computing sciences were non-STEM majors in their undergraduate education
  • 43 Publications: i3 team research projects have produced publications at peer-reviewed academic conferences, including: iConference, CSCW, IEEE SeGAH, Serious Play Conference, and SOUPS
  • 54% in Grad Programs: Students who have completed an undergraduate degree and the i3 program have applied to, started, or completed a graduate degree – 2 times the national average

100% ACCEPTANCE AND RETENTION RATE FOR ALL i3 SCHOLARS WHO HAVE APPLIED TO AND ATTENDED GRADUATE PROGRAMS


2019 Program Dates

The Introductory Institute (for new i3 Scholars)
June 16 to July 13, 2019

The Concluding Institute (for returning 2018 i3 Scholars)
July 1 to July 13, 2019


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