Four students have earned the 2012 certificate in Information Technology and Policy (ITS). Graduating in June, undergraduates Jasika Bawa, Andrew Bristow, Rebecca Lee, and Jay Parikh fulfilled the requirements to obtain the certificate by completing six courses in technology and society, and completing a semester of independent work. The students presented their projects at the Annual Symposium on March 30, 2012. Congratulations Jasika, Andrew, Rebecca and Jay!

Jasika Bawa, ELE, 2012
Title of project: TUBE – Time-dependent Usage-based Broadband price Engineering

Andrew Bristow, SOC, 2012
Title of project: Cruelty in the Digital Age – Adolescents and Online Bullying

Rebecca Lee, WWS, 2012
Title of project: Contested Control: European Data Privacy Regulations and the Assertion of Jurisdiction over American Businesses

Jay Parikh, WWS, 2012
Title of project: Evading Government Censorship: the Labor Movement’s Use of the Internet

For details on these projects and past ITS student research, visit the ITS Graduates page.

The ITS certificate is in its second year of operations, and continues to grow. The class of 2013 (the first class to be Sophomores since ITS began) looks to be considerably larger yet.

The Program in Information Technology and Society (ITS) aims to help Princeton students better understand how technology drives social change, how society shapes technology, and how technologies can be used to address grand social challenges. For anyone interested in more information about the ITS certificate program, how to apply, and current courses being offered for fall 2012, please see our certificate program guidelines.