Fellowship: Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity, Apr 15

Fellowship: Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline: Early applications due April 15

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Continue reading

Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture: ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy, May 16

ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy

Thursday May 16, 2019
Ethnic and Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE
4:30-5:30 pm Lecture
5:30-6:30 pm Reception

If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Continue reading

Funding: UW Dempsey Startup Competition applications due 4/8

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The Dempsey Startup Competition (Dempsey Startup), organized by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, provides a real-world experience for student entrepreneurs, promoting student ideas and new venture creation to the entrepreneurial community. Participating in the Dempsey Startup gives students practice in the dynamics of venture creation by developing an idea, putting together a founding team, writing a business plan, and presenting to investors. In fact, many ideas that started as a class project turned into a start-up company through the competition process! Continue reading

Call for Participants: Three Minute Thesis, Apr 5

Call for Participants: Three Minute Thesis

Deadline to submit a proposal is April 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM, PDT.

Are you a UW graduate student in the final stages of your capstone, thesis or dissertation project? Apply to compete in Three Minute Thesis, where you’ll have the opportunity to present your research in just three minutes for cash prizes totaling $2,500. The 2019 UW Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®) Competition is open to all eligible graduate students from Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle campuses. Continue reading

Call for Papers: Access to information – Freedom and Censorship, May 31

Call for Papers: Access to information – Freedom and Censorship

The deadline to submit abstracts is 31 May 2019.

The deadline to submit full papers is 31 October 2019.

Open Information Science Journal invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to scholarship on the broad theme of Access to Information—Freedom and Censorship. Library and information science scholars and practitioners around the world are encouraged to submit a paper on this theme.

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