The Future of Information Alliance was featured in the Baltimore Sun article “Programmers answer O’Malley’s challenge to create bay-friendly apps” for its work in coordinating a hackathon at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD.
Jordan Boyd-Graber (PI) and Leah Findlater (co-PI) were awarded a $650,000 National Science Foundation IIS-1409287 for “III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Closing the User-Model Loop for Understanding Topics in Large Document Collections.”
HCIL Grad Student Meethu Malu and her partner in Jon Froehlich’s CMCS838F ‘Maker’ course, Hitesh Maidasani, won the Instructables Grand Prize in the “Maker Family Contest” for their StarryNight project.
June Ahn, Tamara Clegg, Michael Gubbels, and Elizabeth Bonsignore’s workshop “Hack Education!: Designing learning futures” was discussed in the Bluknowledge blog post “What Happens When you Release Your Inner Hacker.”
Jessica Vitak’s research was mentioned in the New Scientist article “Friendship: Friends in high-tech places.”