CDC and HSS are sponsoring a challenge for the development of a Flu app. Details are in the link and below.
The contest was just announced and runs through May 27.
The Centers for Disease Control is looking for an innovative use of technology to raise awareness of influenza and/or educate consumers on ways to prevent and treat the flu. Develop an innovative mobile or web app, data visualization tool, or game using CDC flu data and enter to win. $35,000 in prizes! Continue reading
What: UW ASEE Informational Open House
Where: Sieg 420
When: Tuesday, April 26 from 4 to 5 PM
Graduate students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education may wish to attend an open house for a new student chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education. The open house is Tuesday, April 26th, from 4-5 pm, in Sieg 420. Refreshments will be served. Continue reading
The UW Department of Chemical Engineering is partnering with American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) local sections and the Institute for Sustainability to offer the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference on Sustainability. The conference will offer an excellent program of sustainability experts from Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, CH2MHill, REC Solar, Idaho National Laboratory, Dow, University of Washington, Seattle University, Oregon State University, Washington State University, and other local and national organizations.
The conference is being offered at Mary Gates Hall on the University of Washington campus April 30-May 1, 2011. Discounted registration is available for group registrations and registration free for undergraduate students who only wish to attend the technical sessions. Continue reading
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The 11th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference
June 7-9, 2012
Hosted by The Department of Writing and Linguistics and the Division of Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University
The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Division of Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University are proud to announce the call for proposals for the 11th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference to be held in the Coastal Georgia Center in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia on June 7-9, 2012. Continue reading
I am writing to invite you and your students to attend the Computers & Writing conference (C&W) at University of Michigan, May 19-22, 2011: http://webservices.itcs.umich.edu/drupal/cw2011/
There is still time to appear on the program, too, by participating in the Graduate Research Network (GRN) as either a presenter or a discussion leader: http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/writling/GRN/2011/index.html
What is the GRN? Continue reading
The Northwest Science Writers Association (www.nwscience.org) presents:
“Science Videos: Tales from Behind the Lens”
Thursday, April 21
UW Medicine South Lake Union, 815 Mercer St, Orin Smith Auditorium
Digital video is providing a front-row seat to discoveries ranging from Antarctic oceanographic cruises to nano-robot demos. In this event, panelists ranging from seasoned pros to adventurous newbies will share their tips on how to use video to make science come alive. What training is needed? What equipment is best? And most importantly, what works — and what bombs — Continue reading
with Michael McPhaden, Ph.D.
Hosted by The Forum on Science Ethics and Policy
Michael McPhaden is the current President of the American Geophysical Union, as well as a Senior Scientist at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and an Affiliate Professor at the UW School of Oceanography. He is also a Fellow at the UW Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean.
Dr. McPhaden will highlight his experiences using science to inform public policy and discuss reactions to climate change from both the public and policy perspectives. He will also address some of the barriers to effective climate change communication. Continue reading
Topic: Defense Against the Black Arts
Speaker: Rick Ells, UW Web Council Accessibility Working Group
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Location: Allen Auditorium
Have you ever realized that a Web site you built is actually difficult for a disabled person to use, despite your best intentions?
In this session, we will visit a series of Web sites that deliberately try to deceive, manipulate, or mislead visitors into spending more, buying what they do not need, or giving out information they should not. (Yes, there are Webmasters who practice the Black Arts.) Then we will discuss how to recognize and avoid such practices in your own work to ensure your sites are truly inclusive.
Please remove your invisibility cloak before entering the Auditorium. Also, you may bring your wand but please do not use any spells. Muggles will be present.
AccessibleWeb@U is a group interested in universal design of Web sites. See http://uw.edu/accessibility/accessibleweb/.
Posted on behalf of AccessibleWeb@U.
An advance version of the HCIC 2011 Program is now available at the HCIC website (http://hcic.org). Links for registration and boaster submission are not yet active but we expect them to be ready within the next week or so. We will send a separate email once they are ready.
We are looking forward to a great workshop this year and hope that you will join us! It’s now time to book your flight and schedule your time.
This opportunity was passed along to us, in search for talented engineering students:
Searching for rock star engineers and developers with mad skills in Java, PHP, Ruby, or Scala to help launch a revolutionary web-based social health care technology that will help people define and share their end-of-life wishes with family, friends, and physicians. We’ll roll up our sleeves and work to serve billions on earth by making something people want, while constantly insisting that our technology changes the world for the better! Individuals or groups are welcome to contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316.210.7770.