This is an archived website containing project information published by the TechBridgeWorld research group at Carnegie Mellon University (2004 - 2016). A summary of our projects and accomplishments and links to publications can be found athttps://techbridgeworld.wordpress.com/. Last updated on March 16, 2016.

 

Past iSTEP Work

Summer 2015 is the last year that the iSTEP internship program will be offered.

Summer 2015 - India

A team of four Carnegie Mellon University students successfully completed the sixth year of the iSTEP program in Summer 2015, working in a multi-disciplinary and globally-distributed team. All four interns were based in Bangalore with the TechBridgeWorld team supervising remotely from the Pittsburgh campus.

The partner for iSTEP 2015 was the Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind in Bangalore, India. Learn about the iSTEP 2015 team's experiences through our iSTEP 2015 website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram pages.

TechBridgeWorld launched the 100@100 fundraising campaign in Fall 2014 as a grassroots effort to support the iSTEP 2015 program. Thank you 100@100 donors! We are grateful to support from many individual donors who made the iSTEP 2015 program possible.


Summer 2013 - India

A team of eight Carnegie Mellon University students and recent alumni successfully completed the fifth year of the iSTEP program in Summer 2013, working in a multi-disciplinary and globally-distributed team. All eight interns were based in Bangalore with the TechBridgeWorld team supervising remotely from the Pittsburgh campus.

The partner for iSTEP 2013 was the Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind in Bangalore, India. Learn about the iSTEP 2013 team's experiences through the iSTEP 2013 website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

TechBridgeWorld launched the 100@100 fundraising campaign in Fall 2012 as a grassroots effort to support the iSTEP 2013 program. Vivek Nair was the TechBridgeWorld 100@100 Fellow as well as a member of the iSTEP 2013 Technical Team. Congratulations, Vivek and thank you 100@100 donors! We are grateful to support from many individual donors who made the iSTEP 2013 program possible.


Summer 2012 - Ghana

A team of five Carnegie Mellon University students and recent alumni successfully completed the fourth year of the iSTEP program in Summer 2012, working in a multi-disciplinary and globally-distributed team. Four of the interns were based in Berekuso, with one intern working with us at the Pittsburgh campus.

The main host partner for iSTEP 2012 was Ashesi University College in Berekuso, Ghana.

Each student held a unique role in the team and collaboration was essential for all aspects of their work. They also had a group of volunteer advisors who were available to provide guidance throughout the summer.

Learn about the iSTEP 2012 team's experiences through our iSTEP 2012 website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr pages.

TechBridgeWorld launched the 100@100 fundraising campaign in Fall 2011 as a grassroots effort to support the iSTEP 2012 program. Ronnell Perry was the TechBridgeWorld 100@100 Fellow as well as the team’s Assessment Coordinator and Team Leader. Congratulations, Ronnell and thank you 100@100 donors! We are grateful to support from many individual donors who made the iSTEP 2012 program possible.


Summer 2011 - Uruguay

A team of six Carnegie Mellon University students and recent alumni successfully completed the third year of the iSTEP program in Summer 2011, working in a multi-disciplinary and globally-distributed team. Four of the interns were based in Montevideo, with two interns working with us at the Pittsburgh campus and one intern at the Doha campus.

The main host partner for iSTEP 2011 was the Administración Nacional de Educación Pública (National Administration of Public Education) in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Each student held a unique role in the team and collaboration was essential for all aspects of their work. They also had a group of volunteer advisors who were available to provide guidance throughout the summer.

Learn about the iSTEP 2011 team's experiences through our iSTEP 2011 website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr pages.

TechBridgeWorld launched the 100@100 fundraising campaign in Fall 2010 as a grassroots effort to support the iSTEP 2011 program. Roberto Ponce Lopez was the TechBridgeWorld 100@100 Fellow as well as the team’s Needs Assessment and Evaluation Lead and Team Leader. Congratulations, Roberto and thank you 100@100 donors! We are grateful to support from many individual donors, CMU-Q Student Affairs, and the Qatar Foundation who made the iSTEP 2011 program possible.


Summer 2010 - Bangladesh

A team of five Carnegie Mellon University students and recent alumni successfully completed the second year of the iSTEP program in Summer 2010, working in a multi-disciplinary and globally-distributed team. Four of the interns were based in Chittagong, with one intern working with us at the Pittsburgh campus.

The main host partner for iSTEP 2010 was the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Young Power in Social Action and the Chittagong Government School for the Blind were also involved in the research projects.

Learn about the iSTEP 2010 team's experiences through our iSTEP 2010 website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr pages.

Yahoo! participated as a corporate sponsor for the iSTEP 2010 internship. Their sponsorship included a fellowship opportunity, which funded the full program costs associated with one iSTEP 2010 participant. Yahoo! colleagues selected Jonathan Muller, who was the team's Technical Floater based in Pittsburgh, as the Yahoo! iSTEP 2010 Fellow. The Yahoo! iSTEP Fellowship seeks to motivate students to think creatively about how they can use their technical skills, business knowledge and global awareness to solve social issues around the world. Jonathan was selected for his excellent and broad range of technology and business experience and education. Click here for the full press release on this announcement.


Summer 2009 - Tanzania

A team of six Carnegie Mellon University students and recent alumni successfully completed the inaugural year of the iSTEP program in Summer 2009, working in a multi-disciplinary and globally-distributed team. Five of the interns were based in Dar es Salaam, with one intern working with us at the Pittsburgh campus.

The main host partner for iSTEP 2009 was the University Computing Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Institute for Social Work, Department of Social Welfare, Mlimani Primary School and Uhuru Mchanganyiko Primary School were also involved in the research projects.

Learn about the inaugural team's experiences and read their final report through our iSTEP 2009 website, Facebook Page, Twitter, and blog!

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