Interested in designing extremely affordable innovations to tackle problems that are of life-and-death importance?
We have launched the first Human-Centered Design Innovation Lab in Cambodia. We need you to help us grow. iDE is looking for a product designer, with 2-4 years experience in product development, specifically in a human-centered design context. You will take on a key role within a multi-disciplinary team, based in Ethiopia and Cambodia for a 16-month Fellowship.
This is an opportunity to work on real-world problems alongside a close-knit, diverse, and top-calibre team. You’ll wear many hats, including that of a coach, to grow HCD in Cambodia. You’ll work on designing solutions for the developing world that improve the lives of those who need them most. And at the end of the term, if we see a mutual fit, you’ll be offered an opportunity to stay on as full-time Leader at the innovation-Lab.
The deadline for applications is March 2, 2013.
For full details, including how to apply, download the position description at http://www.ide-cambodia.org/images/human-centered_product_designer_fellowship_-_hcd_i-lab2.pdf
Greetings from Paris and Happy New Year!
Ecole Centrale Paris, Ecole normale superieure de Cachan, Supelec and Universite Paris-Sud, in the framework of Universite Paris-Saclay, are very proud to launch their International Summer School Paris-Saclay’s website:
This website gives detailed information on our new annual Engineering for Health International Summer School.
We offer undergraduate students, going into their Junior or Senior Year, to spend 3 to 6 weeks in Paris during one of these sessions:
- Session 1: From May 24th to June 14th, 2013
- Session 2: From June 14th to July 6th, 2013
- Session 3: From May 24th to July 6th, 2013
Applications for the program are available until March 31st. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 23rd ESV Conference Organizers welcome you to the 5th Student Safety Technology Design Competition (SSTDC), a competition that offers unique opportunities to students who compete. All undergraduate and graduate students from ESV member countries in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific are invited to participate.
WHAT IS THE SSTDC?
The Student Safety Technology Design Competition gives young scholars an exciting opportunity to design, build, and demonstrate a cost-effective conceptual scale model of a vehicle safety technology.
UW Global Opportunities will offer several info sessions and events this autumn quarter for students interested in study abroad scholarships. Interested students can contact Sara Stubbs at email@example.com or MGH171–The Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity. Sara is available to support students with their applications, provide feedback on personal statements, and talk with students considering study abroad about funding options. Students can get more information by visiting goglobal.uw.edu and or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/UWGlobalOpportunities.
Global Opportunities Autumn Quarter Schedule:
Gilman Scholarship Info Session
9/27 from 4:30 – 5:30pm in MGH171
GO! and Fritz Scholarships Info Sessions
10/9 from 3 – 4pm in MGH171
11/2 from 12 – 1pm in MGH171
- For Pell Grant or Husky Promise-eligible students AND declared social science and humanities majors studying abroad in winter or spring 2013 – deadline November 8th
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Info Sessions
11/14 from 4 – 5pm in MGH171
1/15 from 2:30 – 3:30pm in MGH171
Study Abroad Meet & Greet
10/24 from 5 – 6pm in MGH171
- GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be around to talk with other students about their experiences and answer questions. All are welcome – delicious international snacks will be served and Wo’ Pop will be playing!
There are many urgent problems facing the planet: a degrading environment, a healthcare system in crisis, and educational systems that are inadequately training innovative thinkers to solve the problems of tomorrow. A balanced approach is required to solve these problems: a balance between design and technology, a balance between human-centered and technology-centered approaches, and a balance between different world cultures and ways of thinking. The World Lab is a new research and educational institution that is ideally suited to tackle these grand challenges. The World Lab is sited jointly between two of the world’s leading computing and human-centered design institutions, the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle and Tsinghua University in Beijing.
The World Lab Summer Institute at the University of Washington brings together students from technology, design, social science and business backgrounds, and challenges them to create prototypes for products and services that solve pressing social problems.
Institute Calendar: http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/landay/teaching/world%20lab%20summer/
If interested, send a note to James Landay describing your background and your interest. This Institute is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
CulturalFest is one of the biggest annual cultural events in University of Washington. It is intended to celebrate diversity and harmony that international students bring to our region. It brings together over 100 participants from 30 countries who take the unique sights, sounds, tastes from their home countries in front of you.
During the day in Meany Hall, you may explore country exhibition booths, participate in interactive games and activities,and meet students from more than 30 countries. Booths are free and open to everyone.
In the evening, over 1,000 guests will fill the Meany Hall and enjoy music and dance performance of traditional and modern artistes from all over the world.
As the world is becoming more integrated, CULTURALFEST provides a great opportunity to mingle and become close friends with students from around the world. These global friendships among students are priceless assets in your future careers. Please join us at the CULTURALFEST on Feb 10. Continue reading
An HCDE alum is helping put on World IA Day in Vancouver, B.C. and is looking for folks interested in speaking at their event. It will be on Saturday, February 11th at the Media Cafe at W2. The overall theme is Designing Structures for Understanding. The website is at http://worldiaday.org/locations/vancouver-canada and registration at http://worldiadayvancouver.eventbrite.ca/.
They are looking for speakers to talk about what their doing in the Information Architecture space, about a half hour each. Interested speakers can contact Lindsey Latiolais directly at:firstname.lastname@example.org
We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2012 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. Graduate and professional students, undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program, and undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program in good standing are eligible for this opportunity.
David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it. Continue reading
NSF’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) are seeking applications from interested students to conduct research at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. An estimated 200 awards will be made for institutes lasting 8-10 weeks. Awardees receive a $5,000 stipend and airfare, while living expenses are provided by foreign co-sponsoring organizations. According to the notice, “applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master’s or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date” of November 9, 2011.
More information is available at: nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10591/nsf10591.htm.
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