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iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) 2018

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
86 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 12, at 11:59 PM EST
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Thank you for your generous support of i3!

February 07, 2018

Dear i3 friends and family,


I am thrilled to announce that our campaign was a success! We raised 106% of our goal -- surpassing our $5,000 target by over $300. A total of 86 people contributed to our campaign, demonstrating the breadth of support and impact this program has had on i3 Scholars, PhD Teaching Fellows, lecturers, research advisors, and other supporters.


As we look forward to this summer's institute, please save the date for July 12-13. We will be hosting a summit on diversity in the information sciences, including an i3 alumni reunion, networking events, and professional development opportunities. We will have more information to share soon. We look forward to seeing you this summer!


Thank you again for your support!

Mike Depew

One Day Left to Support i3!

January 11, 2018

Dear i3 friends and family,


Merriam-Webster's word of the day yesterday was COHORT! This seems so fitting as we are now just over 24 hours from the close of our 2017 Fundraiser. With our goal at an awesome 93% completed we have less than $350 left to raise for this year's goal. We are certain that with your support, this goal will be easily met -- but it is only through donations before midnight tomorrow, January 12th that we will accomplish it!


As I already wrote above, yesterday's word of the day was cohort. Every year, i3 welcomes a new cohort of students to come into the i3 program. A new cohort to experience the rigors and fascination of the information sciences. A new cohort to bond together and problem solve their way through a month of workshops in research and leadership training in the Pittsburgh iSchool. And of course, a new cohort to emerge at the end of a full year, research paper and poster in hand, ready to conquer the iConference and the world of academia beyond.


It is our cohorts who make the i3 program what it is -- fiercely passionate, curious, and driven young people who are making waves in their respective fields and communities. We are proud to call all the scholars in our cohorts members of the i3 family. We hope that you will make the choice to support each of them, and the many future cohorts who join them, with even a small donation today.


Onward and upward,

Hannah Hiles, 2013 cohort

Alumni Association President

Midway through week 3 and going strong!

December 12, 2017

Hello i3 supporters!


We are midway through week 3 of our campaign and we have reached 36% of our goal! We are already up to 29 donors. Many thanks to all of you for supporting our campaign and the mission of i3!


Remember to share our campaign with your friends and family. If you are an i3 alum, share your story about your experience and ask the important people in your life for support. Every contribution helps us reach our goal!


This week's alumni profile is of Ricky Holtz, (i3 2013). Ricky graduated from University of Connecticut in 2014, where he created an individualized major around human-computer interaction. From there he took his talents to the iSchool at the University of California at Berkeley, where he completed a Master of Information Management and Systems, with a concentration in HCI and software engineering. Since completing graduate school, Ricky has already gained professional experience as a front end engineer and sales engineer at multiple start-ups in the Bay Area. In his spare time, Ricky serves as chair of the Communications Committee for the i3 Alumni Association Board and plays french horn.


Ricky is another wonderful example of the immense talent that is in the i3 network and he believes strongly in the mission of supporting underrepresented people in the information sciences. Congratulations to him on his many successes!

A successful first week is in the books!

December 07, 2017

Dear i3 friends and family,


Our campaign is now in it's second week and we have raised 25% of our goal! Thank you very much those of you who have already contributed. To help us keep the momentum going, please share our campaign website with your friends and colleagues. Ask them to help support i3 with a contribution of any amount. Every little bit helps!


Also, with each week's campaign update we will include a profile of one of our i3 Scholars. This week, meet Taylor Neal (i3 2015). After Taylor graduated from Rice University with her bachelor's in psychology, she entered the Master of Science of Information Science (MSIS) program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information. Taylor has focused her graduate work on UX design and development and is currently working at Ariel Precision Medicine as a UI/UX designer. Earlier this year, she presented her i3 research project at iConference 2017 in Wuhan, China. Taylor has also served as a mentor and co-organizer of a local high school chapter of Girls Who Code.


Taylor is a fantastic example of the quality of students that join i3 and benefit from your support. Congratulations to her on all her hard-earned success and we wish her the very best in her future career!

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Teaching and Learning Leader

Your contribution will provide an i3 Scholar with two meals during our summer institutes!


Data Management Master

Your contribution will provide an i3 Scholar with his/her daily stipend!


Social Computing Champion

Your contribution will provide an i3 research team with a professionally printed research poster!


Security and Privacy Pioneer

Your contribution will provide an i3 Scholar with all our required textbooks and supplies for the year!


Library and Archives Authority

Your contribution will bring a student to i3! Your gift will provide transportation for an i3 Scholar from across the country to come to the University of Pittsburgh.


Cyber Security Specialist

Your contribution will provide i3 Scholars with 1 week of academic and professional development workshops!


Inclusion Innovator

Your contribution will provide all of our new and returning i3 Scholars with a graduation ceremony and banquet!

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