The blog goes a little quieter in summertime, but iSchoolers have been keeping busy. Here’s some of what’s happened since Convocation:
iSchoolers in the News
NatureCollections, the app produced by a research project led by Assistant Professor Katie Davis, won funding from CoMotion and the UW Population Health Initiative to explore its commercial potential. The funding is intended to bridge the gap between grant-funded academic research and the level of development needed to attract seed funding from investors who are looking to make a commercial or social impact.
Associate Professor Andy Ko wrote an essay about the hard work involved in ensuring equity in higher education for students seeking education in technology-related fields. The essay was in response to a computer science professor’s own long essay asserting that not much more can be done to promote gender equity. Ko was also quoted in a Seattle Times piece on the controversy.
The iSchool faculty penned an open letter regarding federal immigration policies. The letter was inspired by the separation of children from their parents.
Assistant Professor Clarita Lefthand-Begay was among the organizers of the Tribal Water Summit on the UW campus June 28-29. The event brought together leaders, scientists and others to discuss solutions to water challenges in the Pacific Northwest.
Researcher Quinn DuPont was quoted in the Yakima Herald in a story about bitcoin. DuPont discussed why cryptocurrency holds so much appeal for some investors.
The iSchool had an incredible seven winners of ALA Spectrum Scholarships this year. Get to know the winners – Jazmine Applin, Amanda Chin, Riko Fluchel, Karen Sánchez, Julie Varee, Kelli Akemi Yakabu and Nam Jin Yoon – in our story on their awards.
Informatics student Shaarika Kaul and Women in Informatics (WINFO) have been honored with HUB Awards for their positive impact on the UW community. Kaul and WINFO will have their names etched in the HUB’s Wall of Fame.
Leslie Hurst, a 2003 MLIS alumna, was named the UW’s Distinguished Librarian of 2018. Hurst is the head of teaching and learning at the UW Bothell and Cascadia College library.
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) June 14, 2018
— L. Frances Domingo (@wandermiles) June 15, 2018
There’s someone new at the State Library, at least for the next 8 weeks! Kathleen Sullivan is the UW Open Data Literacy intern for the Washington State Library this summer. Kathleen just finished her MLIS at the @UW_iSchool . We are so happy to have her join us this summer. pic.twitter.com/wUa9roy6kL
— WA State Library (@WAStateLib) June 15, 2018
Anna Lauren Hoffman @annaeveryday on “Just Data” at #sicssseattle #sicss2018. How do we foreground critical questions of violence and justice when thinking about data and research ethics? pic.twitter.com/K0URfcK8CH
— Connor Gilroy (@ccgilroy) June 18, 2018
— Caitlin Tormey (@ctorm) June 24, 2018
The @UW_iSchool is doing incredible work in #education and #research with #socialimpact in #inclusion #diversity #accessibility #innovation #AI and more. Check out the 2018 iSchool Capstone on #youtube too! https://t.co/F1jA5hfT7L
— Jeanette Ashworth PhD (@WriterJAshworth) June 22, 2018
Our good friend @Nancy_Pearl, author and superhero librarian, stopped by to autograph Nancy Pearl action figures. Be among the first 40 people at our ALA alumni reception in New Orleans and one can be yours! Details: https://t.co/2lJfkC7BMx #alaac18 pic.twitter.com/Ec7Qf1zcrI
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) June 13, 2018
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) June 19, 2018
— Mozilla Science Lab (@MozillaScience) June 21, 2018
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) June 21, 2018
— anind dey (@aninddey) June 22, 2018
— Jason Yip (@jasoncyip) June 22, 2018
Two @UW_iSchool students used their Capstone projects as an opportunity to catalog LGBTQ comics into a database so people can easily learn about diverse representation in comics.#Pride Read more: https://t.co/f0y6m87KJB
— U. of Washington (@UW) June 14, 2018
Why Doesn't It Work? Voice-Driven Interfaces and Young Children's Communication Repair Strategies https://t.co/NDwN1lU2ir
Designing to Illuminate Children’s Scientific Funds of Knowledge Through Social Media Sharing https://t.co/Aa0yyPN8Pg
— Jason Yip (@jasoncyip) June 22, 2018
— iStudent Services (@uwioss) June 22, 2018
— anind dey (@aninddey) June 23, 2018
How do digital divides shape whose knowledge is seen as legitimate in #development? TASCHA Researcher Jason Young will explore the intersection of #digitaldivide and knowledge politics at #DSA2018 https://t.co/iZ7SxPMf8D
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) June 26, 2018
I'm so proud of my students! These young women do tremendous work in service of their academic communities and I'm so pleased that they're being recognized for it. https://t.co/iA1PXwSfsM
— Tori Gottlieb (@torigottli3b) June 28, 2018