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Druin, Guha, and Foss Co-Author Book Chapter

Allison Druin, Mona Leigh Guha, and Beth Foss co-authored a chapter, entitled “Wear Nice Socks: Guidance for Researchers Conduction In-Home Studies with Children,” published in Studying and Designing Technology for Domestic Life: Lessons from Home.

Jessica Vitak Interviewed on KSA-2

Jessica Vitak was interviewed for the “Social Media” episode of KSA-2 – Saudi Arabian, English-language TV.

Froehlich, Findlater, and Chellappa Awarded DOD Grant

Jon Froehlich (PI), Leah Findlater (co-PI), and Rama Chellappa (co-PI) were awarded a $992,821 Department of Defense (US Army Medical Research and Material Command) grant for “HandSight: Supporting Everyday Activities Trhoguth Touch-Vision.”

Jen Golbeck in Fortune Magazine

Jen Golbeck’s social media research was described in the Fortune magazine article “CONTAGION–From Justin Bieber to data scientists, how Twitter got hot in the academy.”

Froehlich and Clegg Awarded NSF Grant

Jon Froehlich (PI) and Tamara Clegg (co-PI) were awarded a $550,ooo NSF Cyberlearning EXP grant for “BodyVis: Advancing New Science Learning and Inquiry Experiences via Custom Designed Wearable On-Body Sensing and Visualization.”

Clegg, Ahn, and Yip Awarded NSF Grant

Tamara Clegg (PI), June Ahn (co-PI), and Jason Yip (co-PI) were awarded a $1.3M NSF Cyberlearning DIP grant for “ScienceKit for Science Everywhere: A Seamless Scientizing Ecosystem for Raising Scientifically Minded Children.”

FIA Featured in Baltimore Sun

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.

Boyd-Graber and Findlater Awarded NSF Grant

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.”

Malu and Maidasani Win Instructables Grand Prize

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.

Hack Education! Workshop Featured on Bluknowledge

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.”