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This week at the iSchool
KidsTeam UW, one of Jason Yip's research projects, partners with kids to look at technology.

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News

Assistant Professor Jason Yip has been busy with a pair of research projects involving kids. One is testing a way to ingrain science into their lives, while another is looking at how children in English-language learning households help their parents find information online. We wrote about them in a new story on the iSchool site.

MLIS student Ashley Farley’s work with the Gates Foundation was featured on ScienceOpen.com. She’s been involved in implementing the foundation’s Open Access policy

Winfo held its annual Hackathon, open to all UW students. About 200 students devoted a Saturday to brainstorming, designing and building technological solutions.

The iSchool Career Fair attracted more than 800 students earlier this week, putting them face-to-face with recruiters from 43 employers. Whether they were looking for summer internships or full-time jobs, there were plenty of opportunities available.

“Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data,” a new course co-created by Assistant Professor Jevin West, was approved for spring quarter and continues to get a lot of attention in the media. Here’s the latest from Inc. and the Seattle Times. West and colleague Carl Bergstrom of the Biology department also wrote about how to detect whether an academic paper is legit.

MSIM graduate Domonique Meeks (’16) is part of the Ignite Education Lab speaker lineup at Town Hall on Feb. 8. The Seattle Times ran a short profile of Meeks.

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We’re the Communications folks at the University of Washington Information School. We keep an eye out for iSchoolers doing cool things, and then we share it here and on our social media accounts.

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