Information Science Ph.D. students from Cornell University’s Ithaca, NY, and New York City campuses convened on Friday, September 30, in Ithaca for the student-run semester research retreat.
Cornell Tech-based Ph.Ds made the roughly 5-hour bus ride upstate to take part in the all-day event.
Students spent the bulk of Friday morning and afternoon in the Statler Hotel’s Kerkorian Kemper Amphitheater, sharing research and discussing department life, and challenges and strategies.
During the research session, about 40 students, including five department faculty members, broke into nine groups based on their research interests, with groups giving five-minute presentations on the work they do in areas like computer supported cooperative work, science and technology studies, design, human behavior and more.
Later in the afternoon, students attended an optional campus tour and weekly social hour sponsored by the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. On Saturday morning, some Ph.Ds. closed out the retreat by attending Ithaca’s annual Applefest on The Commons.
Louis DiPietro is a writer for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science.