Sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected
to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder
groups such as government officials, academic researchers, non-profit
organizations, and the general public, on data-intensive research
students and advanced (junior/senior) undergraduate students are invited to
apply. Spring 2018 graduates are eligible for this program. Students who are
not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply as long as their
visa status allows them to work in the U.S. We cannot sponsor student visas for
student will be part of a team working full-time on a research project that has
concrete relevance and impact. Students are expected to work closely and
collaboratively with team members onsite for the duration of the 10-week
program. Projects will have an applied social good dimension and involve
analysis and visualization of data from areas such as public health,
sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime
prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social
justice. Click for summaries of projects from the Summer
2015 and Summer 2016
2017 DSSG programs.
work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field
excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.
is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 11th and ending August 17th
will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks.
experience in issues related to social good
experience with quantitative or qualitative tools
Are you a graduate student engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics? Curious about what you can do with a digital story?
If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply for Storytelling Fellows! This is an innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students, using digital-storytelling skills and technologies. The program will take approximately 10 accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a digital-storytelling video suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project.
Folks who have completed this totally free, three-week online program have created digital stories for the following reasons:
To make digital streaming content for websites
To communicate their work either to professional or public audiences
To make videos they’ll incorporate into their research (like for oral histories)
To make a short film they can screen before defending their dissertation
To learn a creative, emergent form they’ll use in their teaching
To learn a skill they can highlight on the job market and employ in their careers
To tell stories that have never been told and never will be unless they do it
To have pure fun
Storytelling Fellows Course Details:
The course will run from January 24th-February 17th.
The three live Saturday sessions on January 27th (from 9:30am-12:00pm), February 10th (from 9:30am-12:00pm), and February 17th (from 9:30am-10:30am) are mandatory
Would you like experience
working with a data scientist on project serving the public good? Next
Tuesday, January 9th from 12-1pm, the UW Libraries will host an
informational session on the Data Science for Social Good program in
the Allen Library, Research Commons, Green A. Data Science for Social Good is an
opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to work in a
team-based environment for 10 weeks over the summer months on a data analysis
and visualization project with a data scientist and community
stakeholders. It is an excellent chance to build and enhance skills and
offers a stipend for the 10 weeks. Applications open January 8th
and close February 12th. Bring your lunch and join us! All students are welcome to attend this informational session to learn more
about the program and to ask questions.
Want to track the median sale price of residential homes in the U.S. by census tract? Map how far away given neighborhoods are to the closest high-performing public school? Upload your own geocoded dataset to quickly view the data on an interactive map? PolicyMap, the UW Libraries’ newest data mapping tool, lets you do all of that and much, much more!
PolicyMap features US data on topics that will be of interest to a broad cross-section of disciplines, including demographic, real estate, health, education, lending, and quality of life data. You can view and download (as a .csv file) data in a number of different geographies (county, zip code, city, state, etc.), including down to the census block group level for some datasets. PolicyMap will also let the UW community upload and map geocoded data in .csv format to the platform and share their data/maps with the rest of the UW community. If you have questions or feedback, please contact UW Geography Librarian Kian Flynn.
Are you a
graduate student looking to network across programs? Engaged in academic or
professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience?
Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories
about meaningful topics?
the UW Libraries invites you to apply for Storytelling Fellows, an
innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and
accomplishments of UW graduate students, using digital-storytelling skills and
·A Free Online
Skill-Building Program for Graduate Students
·Sponsored by the
Research Commons & Libraries Instructional Design Team
·10/18-11/8 with two
synchronous online sessions on 10/21 and 11/4 (9:30am-12:00pm)
is Storytelling Fellows?
It is a
totally free three-week online program that will take approximately 10 accepted
fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a
digital-storytelling video suitable for an online portfolio, professional
presentation, or academic project. Fellows will meet for two mandatory
synchronous online sessions in order to discuss project ideas and gain insight
into the art of storytelling, using the cloud-based program WeVideo.
need to have any prior experience?
previous experience with digital storytelling or WeVideo is required or needed.
An online Canvas-based course will be provided to bring you up to speed on the
finer points of digital storytelling.
does the Fellows program run?
online Canvas course opens 10/18 and closes 11/8. The two synchronous online
sessions are on Saturday, 10/21, from 9:30am-12:00pm and Saturday,
11/4, from 9:30am-12:00pm. Preference will be given to those who can attend
both of the synchronous sessions.
do I find detailed information about the workshop’s requirements?
The Health Sciences Library
is launching the first meeting of the Virtual Reality User Group with executive
sponsors Dr. Edward Verrier, Professor and Chief of Surgery at UW School
of Medicine and Tania Bardyn, Associate Dean for University Libraries and
Director of the Health Sciences Library. This first meeting will take place on
October 5th, 2017 from 11-12pm in the TRAIL room (T216) of the UW Health Sciences Library. The VR User
Group will be meeting quarterly to explore topics in VR, and to educate and
raise campus awareness of health sciences uses of VR technology. At this first
meeting, Ryan James of Pear Med will
present and demonstrate VR equipment and software.
Everyone from the UW
community is welcomed to attend and participate. Since space in the TRAIL room
is limited, please RSVP by 10/4 and complete this registration form. This event will also be
streamed for those unable to attend in-person, and a recording will be made
available on the Health Sciences Library’s TRAIL website. If you
have any questions, please contact Stephen Gabrielson.