Mission

Support research that through experiment, design, analysis or social inquiry helps us learn more or contribute to the future development of the internet.

We believe that knowledge best represents our world, and best prepares students for that world, when it is constituted by multiple and diverse sources of knowing. We aim to create a program that represents the reality of Los Angeles as a global and diverse city. We encourage application by students who display a motivation to succeed in spite of prior challenges or barriers to participation in research or higher education, or whose life experiences and understanding of underrepresented groups inform their research topic or approach. Applications that focus on physical and natural science, humanities, engineering, social sciences, etc., are all acceptable.