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PIER is an interdisciplinary pre-doctoral training program at Carnegie Mellon University aimed at preparing a new generation of researchers who will be:

(a) grounded in cutting-edge theories and methodologies in cognitive and developmental psychology, statistics, human-computer interaction and instructional technology.

(b) familiar with many of the fundamental problems facing education in America.

(c) committed to applying their skills and knowledge to solving those problems.

PIER is a certificate program for students already admitted to Ph.D. programs at Carnegie Mellon and provides up to 5 years of pre-doctoral support (in the form of stipend and tuition) to students who enter through the graduate admissions process in any of several participating departments at CMU, including Psychology, Statistics, Philosophy, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Computer Science, and Economics as well as disciplinary departments such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mechanical Engineering, among others. (Although financial support is limited to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, other qualified students may participate in PIER if they have other sources of support, such as various departmental fellowships and assistantships.)

More information is available in the program description (PDF) and you may view the PIER Poster here.

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PIER Events at a Glance
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*unless otherwise noted, all edbags are on Tuesdays at noon in 336B Baker Hall*

2015
Jan 20 PIER edbag-Rony Patel
Feb 3 PIER edbag-Samantha Finkelstein
Feb 11 PIER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
Feb 16 Mon 4:30p PIER Guest speaker-Martha Alibali
Feb 17 PIER edbag Guest speaker-Martha Alibali
Feb 25 PIER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
Mar 2 Mon 4:30p PIER Guest speaker-John Opfer
Mar 3 PIER edbag Guest speaker-John Opfer
Mar 17 PIER edbag-Samantha Finkelstein and Jennifer Olsen IIP
Mar 24 PIER Edbag guest speakers Pierre Barrouillet and Valerie Camos
Mar 25 PIER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
Mar 31 PIER postdoc Edbag-Audrey Kittredge
Ap 14 Yanjin Long FBE and Yanjin Long and Jennifer Cross IIP
Ap 28 PIER edbag-Courtney Williamson and Thomas Goldring IIP
Ap 29 PIER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Other PIER related Events

The Inaugural Meeting and Symposium of the Global Learning Council Held September 4-5, 2014 | Pittsburgh, PA Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, in Partnership with the University of Pittsburgh

Information about the SIMON INITIATIVE "Exploring the mystery & potential of human learning" can be found here

This initiative is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education. PIER is one of several Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Training Programs supported by IES.


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PIER Program Coordinator:
Audrey Russo
e-mail: ar3v@andrew.cmu.edu
(412) 268-4701 voice
(412) 268-2798 fax