Pitt Inclusion

PittInclusion 2023 Participants

PittInclusion is a paid undergraduate research program that aims to foster a supportive, encouraging learning environment for historically underrepresented minority students in the school of computing and information. The program provides students with hands-on experience in computing research as well as professional development opportunities with the purpose of inspiring students to explore the possibility of pursuing graduate studies and research careers. PittInclusion aims to help guide students on how to navigate the field of computing as a minority while increasing their confidence with their technical skills.


Students will be paired with faculty mentors and have the opportunity to work on computer science research projects in their areas of interest. The program will begin on February 8, 2023, with an introductory workshop and end on May 12, 2023, with final presentations given by students to demonstrate what they have worked on throughout the program. Faculty mentors will meet with students weekly to discuss their projects. Throughout the program, students will also have the opportunity to grow their practical skills by attending seminars given by successful researchers and industry professionals.

Important Dates

February 8th: First workshop: Introduction
Half semester-long weekly workshops (weekly meetings with faculty until May 12)
May 12: Final workshop and presentations


Malihe Alikhani (malihe@pitt.edu)
Katherine Atwell (kaa139@pitt.edu)

Faculty mentors:

Malihe Alikhani
Erin Walker
Morgan Frank
Adam Lee
Angela Stewart

Previous PittInclusion Programs