Each summer Cornell Computing and Information Science invites 30-40 elite undergraduate students from China for a month-long program in Ithaca jointly hosted by the Departments of Computer Science at Zhiyuan College and Cornell University. The goal of the program is to introduce these students to Cornell to form relationships for internships and research opportunities that may lead to them applying as PhD students in the future. The students attend two courses in computer science taught by Elaine Shi and David Gries, professors in the department. This year 33 students came from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), one of the top five universities in China. In addition, we invite students from other top universities in China, 4 from Tsinghua and 2 students from Huazhong Univeristy of Science and Technology.
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