Public Interest Technology (PIT) Fellowship at The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Winter Semester 2020
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan in conjunction with Generation Titans and Techtown Detroit are launching an inaugural Public Interest Technology (PIT) Fellowship for current Masters students and recent graduates. The objective of the Fellowship will be to educate practitioners, students, and key decision-makers about emerging PIT research and develop a robust strategy to address inequities currently in PIT-adjacent fields.
Students will be matched with social entrepreneurs for a semester long project that focuses on a social benefit for the Detroit Metro area. Students will work in consulting teams where they will engage with PIT research, as well as develop consulting and project management skills. At the end of their project, student teams will present their innovative solutions to representatives from Techtown Detroit, faculty from the Ford School of Public Policy, New America Foundation. Project findings will also support PIT Collaborative research development which will be shared with national the PIT University Network institutions.
Big Data Summer Institute
June 15 – July 24, 2019
The 2020 application is open and will close March 1, 2020
The Big Data Summer Institute is a six-week interdisciplinary training and research program in biostatistics that introduces undergraduate students to the intersection of big data and human health — a rapidly growing field that uses quantitative analysis to help solve scientific problems and improve people’s lives. Drawing from the expertise and experience of outstanding faculty of several departments at the University of Michigan — biostatistics, statistics, and electrical engineering and computer science — the institute exposes undergraduate students to diverse experiences and techniques that distinguishes it from any other undergraduate summer program in biostatistics in the country.