I just received news that I have been selected as this year to receive the Roberta Ellen Lamb Endowed Memorial Fellowship in ICS for the 2014-15 academic year! I am deeply honored and pleased to be this year’s recipient.
Information about the Fellowship:
“The Roberta Ellen Lamb Endowed Memorial Fellowship was created to honor the life of Associate Professor of Informatics Roberta Lamb, who passed away in late 2006. Her parents, Mosselle and Bob Pione, funded an endowment to honor Roberta’s life, the body of work she completed, and the important work left unfinished by her untimely death, and also to inspire others to continue the legacy she left behind. With this fellowship, the Pione’s hope that you will be able to continue your research and dissertation.”
I am pleased and grateful to announce that I have been named a Newkirk Graduate Student Fellow for 2014-2015.
About the Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship:
The fellowship “support[s] [doctoral] research projects that engage the community with scientific knowledge and research. The Newkirk Center anticipates that the notions of “engagement,” “community,” and “scientific knowledge and research” will vary greatly among successful proposals, but the most successful proposals will be those that take seriously the notion of civic engagement with science and serve the Center’s priority of assisting the community to connect to the development of science intended to serve its needs.”
I am grateful to announce that I was awarded Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Social Computing Graduate Research Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year!
The ISTC for Social Computing is one of a network of university-based research centers supported by Intel Corporation. Based at UC Irvine, ISTC-Social is focused particularly on interdisciplinary investigations of the social and cultural aspects of information technology and digital media, and is a partnership with Intel’s Interaction and Experience Research laboratory.
I am excited to announce that I have been awarded an honorable mention for the UC Irvine Public Impact Fellowship for my work on design and technology’s role in reducing food insecurity.
My works focuses on:
– The design, development, and evaluation of systems alongside local hunger focused nonprofits to address identified local food needs.
– Empowering local communities with technology.
– Cultivating long-term relationships between UCI and local hunger-focused organizations.
– Educating young scholars on how to apply lessons of social innovation and design to issues of social justice.
About the Public Impact Fellowship:
In line with the University of California’s fundamental missions of teaching, research and public service, the UCI community of researchers conducts cutting-edge work aimed at improving or enriching the lives of Californians, as well as of national and global communities. Through its unique Public Impact Fellowship competition, the UC Irvine Graduate Division specifically highlights and supports doctoral students whose current research has the potential for substantial influence in the public sphere.