Pace and Seidenberg Scholars Description

Pace: A proactive education

One of the first things you might notice about Pace, and Pace students, is that we're an active group. That doesn't mean we run around Central Park every day, but that we learn actively. Our students read their textbooks and attend their lectures, but what really excites them is applying learned principles to real-life situations. At Pace, you're constantly given opportunities to do just that in facilities like our robotics lab and our digital gallery.

We emphasize hands-on learning because we believe it best prepares you for your next step. If you want to begin your career right away, you can gain valuable experience through our co-op program, the largest in the metropolitan area. And if you're thinking about continuing your education and undertaking new research projects, your Seidenberg Scholars mentor can give you insider advice on options that span from graduate schools to Fulbright Scholarships.

Seidenberg Scholars

In addition to your close work with a faculty mentor, you earn other benefits if we admit you as a Seidenberg Scholar:

Up tp $25,000 in scholarships
Admission into the Pforzeimer Honors College
Regular meetings with Mr. Seidenberg and other entrepreneurs and industry leaders
Junior and senior year research projects
Senior year project presentation to the Pace community

Whether your dream is to become a programmer or a pediatrician, a computer science degree from Pace can lead you there. Our curriculum emphasizes the intersection of computing with other disciplines, and we always talk about the social, global, and ethical implications of technological advancements. Your Seidenberg degree can make you a better thinker and a more informed citizen. It also can prepare you to become a leader in your chosen field, just like Mr. Seidenberg himself.


Descriptions of Seidenberg Scholars

The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems each year will enroll 3 to 5 outstanding high school students, into this exceptional program, who are interested in pursuing a degree in computing. The first group of five scholars had entered in fall 2007. The Scholars will typically have a high school average of at least 90, verbal and mathematics combined scores of at least 1250 with a minimum 650 on the mathematics SATs, and evidence of creativity or innovation.


Typical Four-Year Program:

First Year

The Scholars will have a faculty mentor who, using video-conferencing, will meet with the group every other week on alternate campuses throughout the fall and spring semesters. During these meeting the faculty mentor and the students will engage topics focusing on technology: past, present, and future. Global, social, and ethical issues will be infused into every session. The meetings will include guest speakers from the faculty, alumni, and industry leaders. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a current Seidenberg initiative; in the past those included the United Nations Web Site project, Global Cures website, STEM Apps for Pace STEM Collaboratory, MediaBreaker, a web based video editor, and many more.

Second Year

Students will have a second faculty mentor who will meet with team as a group at least once a month (3 times per semester). These meetings will be supplemented by a Blackboard site. The faculty member will assist the students in focusing on a computing topic and will have exercises in place that will help to facilitate the beginnings of a research or innovative project. Second year students will also mentor the first year students.

Third Year

Students will attend at least one professional conference and in the spring semester the students will submit papers and present their research or innovative project to the Pace community (and to external venues). They will also be encouraged to apply for a Fullbright Scholarship.

Fourth Year

Students will continue to work with their faculty mentors in pursuing a research or innovative project. Students will continue to mentor their cohort group of scholars who are now in their second year.

All Years

Students will participate in University events such as the National Actors Theatre, C-Span events, LEGO League, Hackathons, hosted by Seidenberg and third parties, Meetups, Tech Crawls and other opportunities to engage in the New York City and Westchester communities. Furthermore, students of all years will be a part of growing yet close-knit Seidenberg family and Pace University community.