This is a reminder that you may apply to be members of the STC student honorary societies: Sigma Tau Chi (for full-time students in baccalaureate or graduate programs) or Alpha Sigma (for students enrolled in two-year or certificate programs).
There are a number of benefits to being awarded membership in an honorary society such as a year’s free membership in STC and a lifetime membership in the honorary society. Student applications should be submitted to me on or before October 26. For full information, go to http://www.stc.org/membership/recognition/awards/1219-stx-and-ax.
The 2011–2012 Shobe Prize competition is now open!
The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is pleased to announce the second annual design competition for the Shobe Prize.
Student teams competing will submit a proposal for a tech-focused or software-based design project to a panel of judges in autumn quarter 2011. The winning design could be a web service, mobile device app, or another service for personal computing and communications. Continue reading
Title: “Living in a De-material World: The Design and Maintenance of Sustainable Social Networks”
Speaker: Thomas Finholt
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Time: 5:00 – 5:50 PM
Location: Mary Gates Hall 241, UW Seattle campus
This talk is part of the HCDE 521 Seminar series, occurring weekly on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM, and is open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. For more information, visit http://hcde.uw.edu/521. Continue reading
Join IA/UX for some good company and geeky conversation the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Once a month, they get together to chat, network, and geek out with fellow information architects, librarians, usability experts, user experience designers, interaction designers, and other like-minded people. It’s open to anyone, so bring a friend — especially those in other local organizations! The format will be casual, but all are encouraged to bring something to discuss — recent work, an interesting topic, or even your resume.
Looking for inexpensive software training? You can find online courses and tutorials at lynda.com.
The deadline for the Mary Gates Research Scholarship is Monday, October 17, 2011. These scholarships give up to $4000 (2 quarters) directly to UW students who are engaged in research. (The application will be available by September 28 but now is the time to be thinking of applying.) There will be only one competition this year.
For more information, see: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/mge/apply/research
1/ UW DESIGN LECTURE:
Lecture by Axel Roesler, Assistant Professor and Chair, Interaction Design; Adjunct Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
Tuesday, October 4
6-7pm Room 3 Art Building
7-9pm Post-Lecture Reception in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery (Room 132 Art Building)
Interaction Design faculty member and program chair Axel Roesler will discuss his research, professional design practice and teaching philosophy during this public lecture that is part of the UW faculty tenure and promotion process. Dr. Roesler’s dossier includes high-profile collaborations with Boeing, Microsoft, Intel, and the UW School of Medicine, among others. His design work involves the research and development of effective human computer interfaces and interactions; his research and writing examines the issues that surround people, products, environments, systems and services in the emerging field of Interaction Design. Continue reading
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC SUMMER INSTITUTES FOR U.S. GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2012 APPLICATION NOW OPEN
The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location. Continue reading
The upcoming fourth annual round of CIMIT Award for engineering students has been announced nationwide. This Prize, sponsored by a generous private donor and administered by the MGH and CIMIT, is designed to reward technology innovations directed at clinically important needs in Primary Healthcare. The top three student teams will receive $150,000, $100,000 and $50,000, respectively. Continue reading
HCDE Professor Beth Kolko found a great link to learn the basics of programming: http://www.codecademy.com!
Take a look; it could be helpful in your classes!