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Upcoming workshops and events
The National Transportation Data Challenge Launch Event will be happening May 2 - 3 in multiple locations. Register now to attend workshops, meet featured speakers, and form challenge teams! A welcome reception will be happening at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, in the WRF Data Science Studio.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be Tuesday, May 2 at noon in the WRF Data Science Studio.There will be a discussion with Meredith Lee, executive director of the West Big Data Innovation Hub.

The Reproducibility Working Group will meet on Tuesday, May 2 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio.

The Python in Geosciences Group will also meet on Tuesday in the Studio, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

This week's Community Seminar will feature David Fleming presenting on "A machine learns exoplanet habitability". The seminar will be on Tuesday, May 2, in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110, at
3:30 p.m.

The eScience Executive Meeting will be on Wednesday, May, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.

Ongoing: please consider donating to our food drive to benefit the Any Hungry Husky program. Food collected in the Studio through the morning of May 8.
Award winners
Three members of the eScience team received awards this week. Bingni Brunton, data science fellow, received the UW Innovation Award with partner David Gire (video). Magdalena Balazinska, senior data science fellow, has won the 2017 Test of Time Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on the Management of Data. Steven Brunton, data science fellow, received the College of Engineering Faculty Award for Teaching.
In the news
UW President Ana Mari Cauce weighed in on a KUOW interview: "Skepticism is critical to science, but don't be skeptical about science itself", she said.

Director Ed Lazowska was quoted in The Seattle Times' article "Governor’s phone call impresses UW prof unsure of Seattle March for Science".

Cecilia Aragon, senior data science fellow, is one of "20 data science professors to know" on the Online Engineering Programs website.

Thaisa Way, data science fellow, wrote an opinion piece published in Crosscut titled "On Earth Day, check your privilege".

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, was interviewed by Q13 Fox News on a monitoring system for the "Mercer mess".

Please submit items for the weekly newsletter to rebrooks@uw.edu by noon on Thursday for inclusion in the regular Friday mailing.

Thank you
Thanks to all who met with our Moore and Sloan Foundation sponsors throughout the day Monday and joined us for lightning talks at the reception!
Neuroscience
The neuroscience work of Zoran Popović, eScience affiliate and developer of the game Mozak, was featured in The New York Times, UW Today and GeekWire.
PyData 2017
Get your proposals in for PyData 2017, happening in Seattle July 5 - 7.
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Learn about how data has and will continue to transform health policy globally at the IHME's 10th Anniversary Open House June 14.
Fellowship opportunity
Spend 10 months working with an institution building open science projects that leverage the open web with Mozilla; apply now.
Resources
Find resources on big data management on the CSE599C website, and reproducibility information on the 2017 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics CSE website.
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