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The Department of Information Science grew out of the Information Science program and graduated the first class of undergraduates in 2005 and the first MPS students in 2010. Our first PhD student graduated in May 2012. As our alums continue to grow and develop in their careers, we would love their help in establishing scholarships, endowed professorships and other funds to make the Information Science department at Cornell one of the best in the world.

In an increasingly connected world, interdisciplinary studies of how technology is being used and the development of new technology that is adaptive and responsive to users is essential. Our goal is to graduate students who are are equally grounded in social and technical disciplines and have experience in a variety of methodologies that allow them to approach the problems that new technologies will introduce to create solutions for a better world. We want our department to be a national model for 21st century research and education, to attract and retain outstanding faculty, to create an intellectually stimulating environment conducive to collaboration and innovation and to engage students in the intellectual life of their fields. We want to increase collaboration and encourage entrepreneurship among faculty, researchers, students and entrepreneurs and established firms, to create more opportunities for engagement and learning.

Our priorities for our Giving Campaign include:

  • Faculty Renewal and Endowed Professorships
  • Graduate Fellowships
  • Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistantships
  • Dean's Discretionary Fund, which is a flexible fund that allows the department to meet needs as new opportunities come up
  • BOOM, our annual showcase for student research on digital technology

You can Give now by going to the Giving.Cornell.edu online form and designating your gift for our department by selecting the "Faculty of Computing and Information Science" from the dropdown list. List "Information Science" in the special instructions box, and any other further instructions, such as, if you would like your gift to go towards Graduate Fellowships or Undergraduate Research.