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Upcoming workshops and events
Geohackweek will be happening next week (Sept. 11 - 15) in various locations on the Seattle campus.
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to last week's Astrohackweek conference! Dozens of attendees participated in astronomy-focused data science workshops, seminars, project collaborations and networking events over the course of five days.
Student Honor Award
Jessica Hamilton, 2016 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellow, has won the esteemed American Society of Landscape Architects Student Honor Award for the Tactile MapTile project, an interdisciplinary work combining big data, manufacturing, and pedestrian-centric landscape architecture. She and her advisors, Anat Caspi and Thaisa Way (both data science fellows) and Ben Spencer will be honored this fall. The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology will showcase a representative installation Sept. 9 and 10 in Occidental Park.
In the news
Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in GeekWire's article "‘It’s never too late to say we’re sorry’: Seattle leaders respond to Amazon plans to establish second HQ outside its hometown".

John Vidale, senior data science fellow, was quoted in The Seattle Times' article "Fault in Mexico quake similar to Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia fault".

The work of Kate Starbird, affiliate, was featured in Mother Jones' piece "Disturbing new evidence of how the Trump era is boosting misinformation and propaganda".

The research of Elaine Nsoesie, former DSSG project lead, was presented in NPR's article "What the public is saying about miscarriage in 140 characters".

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Unable to attend Neurohackweek this week? We've posted some videos from the conference, and more are on the way. Find the playlist here on YouTube.
Ben Marwick, data science fellow, has co-authored a new preprint out on PeerJ titled "Packaging data analytical work reproducibly using R (and friends)". This paper has been accepted for publication in "The American Statistician", as part of a special collection on 'Practical Data Science for Stats'.
Kara Woo, 2016 DSSG fellow, offers insight into her summer internship working on ggplot2 on Tidyverse.
Apply now for a GEM fellowship, which enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering.
Brittany Fiore-Gartland was the co-author, and not the speaker, on a series of talks presented in collaboration with the Moore Sloan Data Science Studies Group at the recent Society for Social Studies of Science. Anissa Tanweer is PhD candidate, and not a postdoctoral fellow.
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