The Syracuse University School of Information Studies will host an informational table about its new eScience Fasttrack program in the lobby of the Life Sciences Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 8 through 12.

The eScience Fasttrack program enables undergraduates to earn up to 10 graduate credits in the M.S. in Information Management program at the iSchool during their senior year, so they can complete the master’s program within one year.

The goal of this program is to educate information professionals with a specialty in science data management—an area of increasing importance to the research world and with ample job opportunities. Large, collaboratively managed datasets have become essential to many scientists, and the complexity of managing the datasets has increased the need for professionals who have both the knowledge and skills of a scientist and an information specialist.

Students in the eScience Fasttrack will blend their skills and knowledge from the natural sciences with information science, so that they will be able to solve information problems for scientists as well as bridge the gap between IT professionals and scientists. Graduates of the eScience fasttrack might choose to work as a research analyst, bioinformaticist, pharma-research specialist, or information specialist, among others.

Undergraduates majoring in biology, chemistry, Earth science, mathematics, physics, or psychology are eligible for this program. Students apply during their junior year. However, planning should occur before then so students have room in their schedules for the iSchool coursework during their senior year.

For more information about the program, stop by the table in the Life Sciences lobby; or contact Sue Corieri, assistant dean for enrollment management at the iSchool, at or 315-443-2575. Academic Program Director Jian Qin is also available to answer questions at or 315-443-5642.