Social Computing Lab Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
May 27, 2014 – August 1, 2014
The Social Computing Lab at Carnegie Mellon has an exciting summer research opportunity for undergraduate students. The Social Computing Lab’s REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. Students will conduct research in an area matched to the interests expressed in the student’s application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by the faculty member as well as, in some cases, a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student. Seminars specific to those participating in the REU program will be held weekly including seminars on graduate admissions and career opportunities in science, education, computer science and engineering. In addition, Social Computing Lab seminars and those held by Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute and Language Technologies Institute and will be open to the students, giving them exposure to a wide range of research in social computing.
****Application Deadline: March 10, 2014 ****
Program Details and Application Instructions Available here:
Interview transcription needed for interviews about disaster preparedness from six countries around the world. Transcription needed for interviews in Jamaica, Nepal, and Burkina Faso. They are 1 hour audio interviews, in English, and you may receive 1 credit hour of research work. Great foundational experience for students interested in qualitative research, development or disaster work, or working in linguistics!
Approx 4-5 hours per week—time period needed is immediately through end of Februay (must do minimum of 2 interviews and credit can be applied to next quarter.)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
A team of MPA students in the Evans School of Public Affairs are seeking tech-savvy students to team up on a mobile app project in East Africa. The team has recently been selected as semi-finalists in the Foster School’s Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition. Their goal is to establish sustainable feminine hygiene solutions for East Africa, and they are looking to connect with to help with designing an e-commerce component to the project. Specifically, a mobile phone app which would track where hygiene kits are needed, and could track where hygiene kits are bought or distributed. The goal, being able to direct women or girls to the nearest distribution hub for kits, such as a clinic or a school.
If you’d like to know more, please email Leah.
The Engineering Capstone Design Award was created to support student organizations (teams), across the College of Engineering, working on capstone design projects. Funding for this award is made possible through private support by alumni and friends of the College of Engineering. The funding (up to $3,000/team) can be used for purchase of supplies/materials, equipment, or training relevant to capstone projects.
The deadline to apply is February 28, 2014, by 11:00 p.m. Students will be notified by March 21, 2014.
Please contact John Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your application.
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Looking for a way to connect with others on campus involved in digital scholarship? Interested in learning about the skills and assets that exist on this topic on campus?
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
2 – 4 p.m.
Research Commons, Ground Floor, Allen Library South
open to UW Students, Faculty and Staff
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Collaborating with Strangers or CoLAB* workshops connect UW students, faculty, and researchers during 3-minute speed meetings. Participants exchange and generate ideas, building new partnerships to start or improve upon rese arch projects. It might otherwise take you years to meet the people you’ll connect with during one-on-one conversations.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
UW Seattle Campus, Husky Union Building (HUB)
The WiSE conference is a day devoted to celebrate women in engineering academics and careers. The day-long event offers educational and professional enrichment, bringing pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students together with faculty, administrators, and professional women. More information »
The FIRST 20 HCDE students who would like to attend will be sponsored by the department. A networking lunch is included (vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available).
Please complete the brief survey to register with the department to be sure your registration is paid for.
As a member of the UW community, you can contribute to the experiences of new UW students and their families. While you’re teaming up with First Year Programs, you’ll work with other students, staff, and faculty members, and gain valuable professional experience in cooperative leadership.
Autumn 2014 FIG Leader and Orientation Leader Recruitment has begun!
More information can be found at upcoming application workshops at www.fyp.washington.edu/apply
Questions about the positions available? FIG – email@example.com, OL – firstname.lastname@example.org
LearnLab at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh has an exciting summer research opportunity available to undergraduate students. This research program encourages applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. This program seeks broad participation, including members of underrepresented groups as defined by the National Science Foundation (African American, Hispanic, Native American) who may be considering pursuing further graduate study in the learning sciences.
LearnLab’s REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners. The REU program aims to make LearnLab’s programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to our fields. The REU program supports LearnLab’s commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders.
Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $4000 for the eight-week REU program. Food, housing and travel will also be provided. Students will conduct research in an area matched to the interests expressed in the student’s application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by the faculty member as well as, in some cases, a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student.
Application deadline: February 17, 2014
Learn more: http://www.learnlab.org/opportunities/LearnLab_Summer_REU.php
REACTOR, HouseOgames and Game It Forward have partnered together to host our next HOGJam called “Impact Game Challenge” and will run 34 hours. We start at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, and run until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19.
Theme: We are announcing the theme early so participants can have a bit longer to brainstorm about the game they would like to make. Impact Game Challenge’s theme, oddly enough, is “Gaming For Good!”. Games can do good in whatever form you, the creators, are most passionate about. They can donate to charity, be educational, support healthy habits, forward science, encourage compassion…the list goes on and on.
What We Supply: A gathering place for the community to come and collaborate together to make some awesome games. We will be bringing in some food as well as drinks to the event. If you have any specific needs when it comes to food, please plan appropriately.
What You Bring: Your laptop, skills & ideas. Whether you are a highly trained developer and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer and only work with Illustrator and want to make a card game, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your skills are needed!
- Each game will be scored by a panel of judges on engagement, accessibility, and benefit. The top 2 teams deemed to have potential for doing the most good will receive passes to the Power of Play conference occurring on Jan 22nd & 23rd as well as each team will have 15 minutes on the morning of Jan 22 to share with the audience what they’ve created in just 34 hours.
- Unity has graciously provided a couple Unity licenses to be given away at the event.
Register for the free game challenge and see the event schedule
HOGJam’s are a place to come and mingle with like minded people, whether you’re making video games, board games, card games, doesn’t matter, come join the fun and make any kind of game you like!
The UW Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board Senior National Honor Society is currently seeking new members for the upcoming Class of 2015!
Mortar Board, the UW’s oldest continuing honor society rooted in the ideals of leadership, scholarship, and service, selects up to 40 students every year for membership in the Tolo Chapter. Members are a diverse group of individuals who have excelled in academics and their personal areas of interest. Students with a graduation date after the fall quarter of 2014 are invited to apply for the 2014 – 2015 class.
Students, please consider representing HCDE on the UW Mortar Board! Applications are due February 14, 2014, at 11:59 p.m.