Wednesday, February 14

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  • This summer, Cornell Information Science is hosting a research Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact (http://impact.infosci.cornell.edu), targeted to graduate students and rising seniors who are underrepresented minorities. The program runs from June 18th-June 22nd, 2018 on our campus in Ithaca, NY. It is fully funded and provides for all travel costs from a home or internship, lodging and meals for student participants. Any student can apply for these programs, though we target underrepresented minorities. The application can be accessed here: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kvZO8adltwKYJv or from the program website. The application deadline is Friday, Feb 23, 2018. A flyer for dissemination can be found here: https://impact.infosci.cornell.edu/social_impact_flyer.pdf Please feel free to contact us at cis-diversityprograms@cornell.edu with any questions.

Experiential Opportunities and Career Development

  • If your resume ready for the upcoming career fairs? Stop by the CI Resume Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 10am-2pm in Grehan 107, Student Services Center. 
  • The College of Commnication and Information invites you to apply to become a member of its Student Ambassador program. The CI Student Ambassador program is a great opportunity to build connections within the college, as well as build relationships with future CI students. From traveling around to different cities to campus visits, the opportunity to represent the College of Communication and Information allows you to connect one-on-one with students and families who are interested in UK and our CI College. The deadline is March 23rd. Please turn in your applications to 107 Grehan Journalism Building. The application is available here: https://ci.uky.edu/sis/file/ambassador-application-2018

Club Meetings

  • The Information Communication Technology Student Association (ICTSA) meets Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. in LCLI 314. Please contact ukictsa@gmail.com or Dr. Renee Kaufmann, ICTSA faculty adviser, if you have questions or are interested in joining! 

Job Openings

  • Student Worker: Information Technology position available in the College of Health Sciences. This position helps with inventory, surplus, and purchasing for the department. This position compiles lists and submits requests for surplus equipment. It also helps with the annual capital inventory process with scanning and finding equipment in CHS departments. This position also has some light administrative duties. Click here for more info: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/173572.
  • Internships are available at Rep. Andy Barr's offices in Lexington and Washington this summer. Please see attached for details. Applications can be found at:  http://barr.house.gov/services/internships, due by March 9, 2018. https://ci.uky.edu/sis/file/summer-2018-internship-flyer

Event Promotion

  • Engineering and Computer Science Fair is Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Gatton College of Business & Economics from 12-4 p.m. More information about employers can be found on Handshake - students MUST register to participate: REGISTER NOW
  • College of Communication and Information Internship Fair is Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Grehan Journalism Building from 1-4 p.m.
  • Business and Internship Fair is in Gatton College of Business & Economics from 11am-3pm on Wednesday, Feb. 21. REGISTER NOW
  • There are just 40 tickets left for Leaders of LexGig, a lecture by Aldona Valicenti, chief information officer at Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and Scott Shapiro, chief innovation officer for Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, which takes place on Monday, Feb. 26 at 5:30pm in Woodward Hall (B&E 307). Claim your free tickets right now to secure yourself a spot! More information about the lecture can be found in this UKNow article:  https://uknow.uky.edu/uk-happenings/leaders-lexgig-speaking-uk-about-fiber-optic-network.
  • 5 Across Pitch Contest for Entrepreneurs is Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Awesome, Inc. on 348 E. Main Street. More information about this event can be found here: https://ci.uky.edu/sis/file/5acrossflyer

Academic Advising and Support 

  • The School of Information Science will begin processing Summer 2018 applications and learning contracts for ICT 596 on Wednesday, Mar. 21. The deadline to complete the required reading, certify that you are eligible, and to notify the School that you will participate in a Summer internship is May 8. Learning contracts should be completed and submitted to infosci@uky.edu by May 15.