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WHAT IS THE QUALCOMM INSTITUTE?

The Qualcomm Institute is the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), which also has a division at UC Irvine. Named in 2013 for nearly $26 million in philanthropic gifts from Qualcomm, Inc., and the Qualcomm Foundation from 2000-’13, the Qualcomm Institute is an organized research institute on the UC San Diego campus, where researchers from different disciplines come together to study and develop new technology, software, hardware and systems to address needs and issues in our economy and society.

LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE YOUR RESEARCH

The interdisciplinary program provided UC San Diego college students with the opportunity to interact and collaborate with faculty members, professionals and peers. The institute is revamping the program for 2015 to focus on value-added, hands-on training sessions on research communications (including how to make professional presentations, public speaking, and use social media to publicize research findings) while also offering networking opportunities with other students and faculty. The summer program will consist of various workshops and seminars for students who work in the Qualcomm Institute, but the program is also open to other UC San Diego programs that offer summer internships. To do so, we are looking to partner with other campus programs with students who could benefit from the institute's summer training events.

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