Diversity Events & Programs
2022-23 iSchool IDEAS Events
High School to iSchool: Diversity & Inclusion Outreach Initiative
FearLess Tech More Innovation Challenge: October 10-14, 2022
Presented by Women in Informatics (Winfo) and the Informatics Undergraduate Association (IUGA)
Women in Informatics and the Informatics Undergraduate Association are excited to welcome middle and high school students from Washington state and beyond to engage in a weeklong online design challenge. FearLess Tech More Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for middle and high school students to experiment and explore the possibilities using technology for social good, to understand that they can and will shape our future. It is not about what can we do with technology; rather, it is about what should we do with technology.
FearLess is a weeklong hackathon 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 showcase their projects to each other and judges from the UW iSchool. (Did we mention there are prizes, too?)
Hack for Social Good Hackathon: March 31, 2023, ECC (9am-1pm: lunch provided; optional UW tour)
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.
iSchool Affinity Group iWelcome Social
Friday, September 23, 2022: 12-2pm: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House
Current iSchool students, faculty and staff welcome newly admitted iSchool graduate students.
All iSchool IDEAS Summit
Friday, April 28, 2023, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ- Intellectual House (tentative location)
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!