Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lynda Barry wins Holtz Center’s 2014-5 Outreach Fellowship

by Lyn

The Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies is pleased to announce that Lynda Barry has been selected as the winner of its 2014-5 Outreach Fellowship.  The annual fellowship awards $5,000 to a UW-Madison faculty or academic staff member to support an innovative outreach program in keeping with the Holtz Center’s mission to promote public engagement with questions concerning the relationship of society and culture with science, medicine and technology.

Barry, director of the Image Lab at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity will be using the fellowship to support two projects:  first, creating and publishing “Graphic Writing Inside Out: A Workbook” (GWIO); and second, disseminating new methods for understanding and representing scientific expertise through a series of public workshops. GWIO will be a comic-based instructional resource for innovative teaching, learning, and methodology practices relevant to elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate education. Using GWIO, the IL will conduct a series of workshops for elementary, secondary, undergraduate, graduate students that promote hand-drawn explorations of objectivity and expressions of expertise. Both projects draw upon and publicly explore ideas from seminal scholarship from science, technology and society (STS) studies.

PA Position– Advanced Computing Infrastructure Initiative

by Lyn

The Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI) initiative is seeking a graduate student project assistant (PA) to provide communication and outreach support in its efforts to build a vibrant research computing community.  ACI is committed to seeking success through shared solutions to computing challenges in the scholarly activities of UW-Madison researchers.  In addition to the important role of providing shared computing capability, this includes building intersecting communities of scholars with shared interests and challenges.

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