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Upcoming workshops and events
Waterhackweek, a five-day hackweek where participants will learn about open source technologies used to analyze water-related datasets, will be happening on the Seattle campus Mar. 25 - 29 (preregistration was required).

RSVP's are still being accepted for a Waterhackweek Community Mixer which is open to the public on Thursday, Mar. 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Intellectual House. The keynote speaker will be Sally Jewell, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

There will be a Gaia/TESS Sprint happening in the WRF Data Science Studio Mar. 25 - 29.

The eScience Office Hours program will be suspended over spring break (Mar. 25 - 29), but will resume on the first day of the quarter (Apr. 1).

Save the date: our next Data Science Seminar will feature Bhramar Mukherjee, Ph.D. (U. of Michigan School of Public Health) who will speak on “The battle of two cultures: statistics versus (?) data science.” Join us Wednesday, Apr. 3, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118.

From April 15 - 18, the UW Libraries is offering Research Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop for UW community members engaged in research with data; preregistration is requested.
The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree with an option in data science has been approved. Bioengineering students who want this specialization will take courses such as programming, machine learning, data visualization, data management, and societal implications of data science, along with the bioengineering curriculum. To learn more, please contact the department directly.
Northwest Quantum Nexus
Jim Pfaendtner, senior data science fellow, is the co-chair of the Northwest Quantum Nexus, a new coalition intended to bring about a revolution in quantum research and technology. The UW, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Microsoft Quantum announced this week that they have partnered to "develop a quantum-fluent workforce and economy in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and Canada by accelerating research, technological development, education and training in the quantum information sciences." Find a related story on GeekWire.
In the news
Congratulations to Kate Starbird, data science fellow, who has received tenure in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.

Jevin West, data science fellow, was interviewed in KUOW's piece "Fake information online a big concern for experts" and he's quoted in Wired's article "Researchers built an 'online lie detector.' Honestly, that could be a problem."

Affiliate Curtis Deutsch is quoted in EcoWatch's article "Oceans do us a ‘huge service’ by absorbing nearly a third of global CO2 emissions, but at what cost?" and Mashable's piece "The ocean keeps gulping up a colossal amount of CO2 from the air, but will it last?"

Please submit items for the weekly newsletter to Robin Brooks at by noon on Thursday for inclusion in the regular Friday mailing.

The work of radio astronomy Ph.D. candidate Ruby Byrne (pictured), Rob Fatland, data science fellow, and others is highlighted in a new UW IT article titled "Piecing together the cosmic dawn."
Apply now to attend Geohackweek, a five-day hackathon happening Sept. 9 -13, where participants will learn about open source technologies used to analyze geospatial datasets.
International Women's Day
Director Magdalena Balazinska presented a lightning talk at You Can't Be What You Can't See, an event held on International Women's Day and hosted by Tune, an organization which promotes the advancement of women in tech.
Earlier this week, data science fellows Jevin West, Kate Starbird, Emma Spiro, and others participated in the iSchool's MisInfo Day, an event for local high school students aimed at helping them navigate the misinformation landscape.
UW Libraries
Students, create a one minute video about one of UW Libraries' five values (collaboration, equity, creativity, sustainability, and user-centeredness) and win up to $1,500.
Catch Robin Brooks, communications associate, in a reading of John C. Davenport's play Asylum in Georgia, 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 24, at 18th & Union, an arts space.
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