Diversity Events & Programs
2021-22 iSchool Diversity Events
High School to iSchool: Diversity & Inclusion Outreach Initiative
FearLess, Tech More Innovation Challenge: Nov. 8-12, 2021
The Fearless, Tech More Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for middle and high school students to learn about and experiment with user experience design in technology. No prior tech experience needed! We provide you with UW undergraduate mentors and walk you through!
The challenge itself lasts a week and includes time for students to watch instructional videos, engage with mentors, and build their own project with a team of their choosing. The process is completely virtual, and at the end participants get to show off their projects to each other and judges from the UW iSchool (and potentially earn prizes).
Hack for Social Good Hackathon: Spring Quarter 2022
Hack for Social Good brings together 100 diverse high school students with a range of skill sets to develop solutions that address a wide array of issues, although by design, no technology background is required. We seek to explore, design and create potential technology-based solutions that positively impact the world. Hack for Social Good challenges students to venture into a new problem space and develop thoughtful solutions that advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Be the change you wish to see!
Diversity Power Hour Lunch Series
Date and time TBD
The Power Hour Diversity Lunches offer opportunities for iSchool students to connect and lunch and learn together. A healthy lunch that reflects the dietary needs, restrictions and preferences of all attendees is provided.
Diversity Meet & Greet Reception
Date and time TBD
Current iSchool students, faculty and staff welcome newly admitted iSchool graduate students.
All iSchool IDEAS Summit
Friday, April 1, 2022; 10 a.m.-noon; Zoom
The Diversity & Equity Summit is a half-day event that offers opportunities for the iSchool community to come together to interact and have conversation around a range of diversity-related topics. A healthy lunch that reflects the dietary needs, restrictions and preferences of all attendees is provided.
Events and dates/times/location are subject to change!