This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Nicole Kuhn is supporting her four children as she pursues her degree at the iSchool. An iSchool scholarship has been a big help to Kuhn, who will be the first in her family to earn an undergraduate degree. We profiled her in a story on our website. As our first professor of practice, Susan ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Can an app connect kids with nature? Assistant Professor Katie Davis and Ph.D. student Saba Kawas are looking for volunteers to help them find out. The app they developed, NatureCollections, will undergo a test run later this spring. We announced our next Distinguished Practitioner in Residence this week. Rolf Hapel, an internationally renowned expert on libraries, ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary professor for children and youth services, and research assistant J. Elizabeth Mills wrote a special piece for attendees at the UW Alumni Association’s screening of “A Wrinkle in Time.” In it, they discuss what the book means to girls in the 21st century. Research from Associate Professor Hala Annabi got a ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Dean Anind Dey appeared in a KING-TV segment on Net Neutrality. Dey and reporter Angela Russell discussed what Net Neutrality means and what’s at stake for everyone. We caught up with MSIM alumnus Akshay Bhagwatwar. Since earning his degree in 2010, he earned a Ph.D., joined the faculty at Northern Illinois University, and then came back ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker posted on BOLD about her research on parental controls on kids’ gadgets. She wanted to know what kinds of controls actually help families, so she surveyed them to find out. Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez is among the artists whose work is included in “Internalized Borders,” an exhibit at New York’s Shiva Gallery. ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Morgan Mackaay wanted to inspire young girls to pursue careers in tech, so she’s doing something about it. She’s working with the Pacific Science Center on “Girls’ Night Out” events focusing on STEM fields. Read about Morgan here. Assistant Professor Jevin West made an appearance on KING-TV to discuss the indictment of 13 Russian ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Andy Ko earned a prestigious award from the International Conference on Software Engineering. The 10-year most influential paper award honors work from 2008 that continues to impact how debugging tools perform. iSchool alumna Cecilia McGowan, now the Children’s Services Coordinator for the King County Library System, had a major hand in awarding this year’s ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Another week has flown by. Here are a couple notes and some top tweets from the week that was. iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Negin Dahya and Associate Professor Jin Ha Lee are leading an iSchool study of virtual reality in libraries, in a partnership with the Washington State Library and Oculus VR. We wrote about the project, which ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Another week has flown by. Here are a few quick updates. iSchoolers in the News More than 800 students attended this year’s iSchool Career Fair, one of the biggest events on our calendar. Read our write-up from the event or check out lots of photos on our Facebook page. Informatics program chair Andy Ko took questions all week in a ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

A pretty quiet week, so just one news item and then some of our favorite tweets from recent days: Application deadlines are approaching quickly for iSchool study abroad seminars in Tahiti, New Zealand, Myanmar, the Netherlands, India and South Korea. We wrote a short roundup about our study abroad opportunities. Tweets of the Week Informatics program chair @andyjko will do ... Read More »