SoNIC Summer Research Workshop


SoNIC Summer Research Workshop

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For the SoNIC Summer Research Workshop, a program designed to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing and achieving a doctoral degree in computer science.

This year, SoNIC will be held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY on July 24, 2023 – July 28, 2023.

All meals and lodging expenses are covered. In addition, a $1,000 stipend for a student’s successful completion of the program…which can be used for their travel expenditures (see flyer below). During SoNIC, you will:

  • Learn about cutting-edge computing research and participate in lab tours.
  • Work with a faculty mentor from the Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science.
  • Connect with peers and engage in a skill-building research project.
  • Discover career pathways in computing and information science.
  • Understand the process and benefits of obtaining a graduate degree in computing and information science.
  • Talk with current Ph.D. students about their academic, professional, and personal experience.

 Applicant Information:

  • The research workshops will focus on robotics and assistive technology. Applicants are not required to have prior experience in working with robotics or assistive technology.
  • Students who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in the computer science or engineering field are eligible to apply for the SoNIC program.
  • Although SoNIC is open to all students, we are encouraging the participation of students who identify as underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics field.
  • At this time, we are only accepting applications from students in the US and Puerto Rico.
  • SoNIC applications must be submitted by February 17, 2023. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 7, 2023.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their questions to our Cornell Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team at

 Thank you so much for considering this opportunity. Apply Today!

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