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Hillman Academy Application Webinar 2 - Shared screen with speaker view
Laila Tarabishi
14:15
Where is the campus located?
JIBRAAN Rahman (he/his)
14:57
It is a cool campus!
Meg Dippold, OVR
22:07
Amazing variety of areas to have an opportunity to dive in
Sohaib Hydari
22:29
Is that by the time you apply or by the time the program starts?
Emmanuel Uzobuife
23:50
Which two sites involve computer science? And which one involves bioengineering?
Zhang, Junmei
24:00
Will kids <16 years old be given priority for computational research since they cannot do web labs?
Meg Dippold, OVR
28:01
Would students be able to change research areas if they find they're not a suitable fit?
Hillman Academy UPMC
28:54
usually students stay in the same research site the entire time. we do not usually transfer students between the sites unless there is specific reason
sunny
30:41
Did we hear that attendees will get some familiarity with UPITT or will they get some preference when applying to UPITT?
Hillman Academy UPMC
32:55
Yes, Hillman Students generally have an edge in admission to pitt if they have completed the program.
Hillman Academy UPMC
33:19
https://hillmanacademy.smapply.io/ - Application
Hillman Academy UPMC
33:33
website - https://hillmanacademy.upmc.com/
Pranet Pudale
34:22
If Residential Housing is not available, do we need to manage the housing self?
JIBRAAN Rahman (he/his)
35:28
Can you please email the attendees this power point deck? Would like to share with family. Thank you.
Meg Dippold, OVR
35:33
What info do students need when they do the application? how long is this estimated to take?
Hillman Academy UPMC
36:42
We will go over the application process next but there are a few forms, 2 letters of recommendation, 2 essays, and other things like a resume and transcript.
Meg Dippold, OVR
37:17
That's appreciated!
sunny
40:02
How competitive is the selection process
Hillman Academy UPMC
42:44
Fairly competitive but we encourage all students to apply. We do not make decisions purely on grades, scores or academic standing but on a holistic set of criteria.
Sasha Reeder
45:24
How many hours per day is the remote learning usually?
MMI Student
45:36
Hello! How much coding background should you have if you indicate you would be interested in doing a computational project?
sunny
46:56
For grades is unofficial transcript or a GPA looked at?
Hillman Academy UPMC
47:42
we will accept official or unofficial transcripts. We are interested in which classes students have taken in science more than a specific GPA
Zhang, Junmei
48:33
When will you notify applicants of your decisions?
Pranet Pudale
48:39
Applications needs to submit separately for online and in-person programs
Meena R
48:41
if you are unable to commute but are interested in the cancer research or wet lab type of programs then is there a virtual option for that? Or should we put the computational programs as our first choice since they could be virtual?
sunny
50:40
If a student has done any research at another university will that be given weightage in selection
Solomon
54:15
https://hillmanacademy.smapply.io/
McKenzie Williams (she/her)
57:58
Would it be detrimental for my application if I am only interested in working 1-on-1 with a mentor?
Hillman Academy UPMC
58:42
Not at all. That is the norm. There will likely only be a couple of students working in pairs
Meg Dippold, OVR
01:01:44
Will the applicant be able to preview recommendations written by whoever they invite?
Meg Dippold, OVR
01:02:18
thank you
sunny
01:02:52
Who can give recommendations? Is it only school teachers or can it be any mentors or anyone?
Hillman Academy UPMC
01:03:52
Anyone
Meena R
01:03:56
if we submit the application without the recommendation letter then will we be able to see if they submit it afterwards?
Hillman Academy UPMC
01:04:50
Yes, you can see if they submit the letter, you just can’t see what it says.
Fatimah Bisiriyu
01:05:50
Was 600 words the maximum if we typed it then uploaded it?
Hillman Academy UPMC
01:06:08
Yes. Max either way you submit it.
Helen Z.
01:08:23
Can you talk about reapplying to the program?
sunny
01:08:24
Typically who can we request for recommendation ? If I am looking not to bother my school teachers too much :)
Fatimah Bisiriyu
01:08:54
My essay was a little over 600 words I was unsure
JIBRAAN Rahman (he/his)
01:10:31
If semester I grades come in after we submit - should we email an updated report card? Thanks!
sunny
01:10:50
thank you
Elizabeth Bair
01:11:55
We may only apply to the YES program if we could be part of it for two years, right? Thanks!
Meena R
01:11:59
is there a preference for people who take biology, chemistry, etc... courses versus someone with no experience?
JIBRAAN Rahman (he/his)
01:12:02
Thank you.
Meena R
01:15:17
thank you!
Meg Dippold, OVR
01:15:27
Excellent info! Great informational session.
Meg Dippold, OVR
01:15:49
I do have to go anyway. Have a great evening everyone. Thanks Nick!
Helen Z.
01:15:55
Thank you so much! Have a good night
Aamir Ghadially
01:15:58
Thank you!
Fatimah Bisiriyu
01:16:05
Thank you
SOLAI
01:16:08
Thanks so much for a great session with detailed information
Pranet Pudale
01:16:20
Thank you for all the great information
Solomon
01:16:26
thank you for attending everyone, we look forward to your applications!
Sophia
01:16:36
Is ophthalmology center also about cancer?
sunny
01:18:22
Is it possible to give one reference first and then get back and add another later if we are waiting to hear back from the 1st one? This is because sometimes the teachers could take a while to respond to a heads up email
Sasha Reeder
01:19:52
Should recommenders (if they're teachers) be science or math teachers, or can they be other types of teachers?
sunny
01:21:00
But you cannot submit application without both references added , or in other words you cannot edit after submitting?
HG
01:21:03
What if refernce letters come in prior to application submission?
McKenzie Williams (she/her)
01:24:35
Thanks for this session!!
sunny
01:24:36
One last qn.
HG
01:24:39
Thank you so much!
Nora Coen-Pirani
01:24:41
Thank you!!
Fatimah Bisiriyu
01:24:43
Thank you