Monthly Archives: January 2019

Informatics Ph.D. Student Saumya Gupta Receives ACM-W Scholarship for TEI 19

January 10, 2019

Informatics Ph.D. student Saumya Gupta has been awarded an ACM-W scholarship to attend the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 19).

The ACM-W “supports, celebrates and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field.” It offers scholarships of up to $600 for intra-continental conference travel and up to $1,200 for intercontinental conference travel.

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Hispanic Engineer: “UC Irvine hopes to find how young people are using digital technology” (Mimi Ito quoted)

January 9, 2019

One in three users of the internet is younger than 18, yet cyberspace isn’t geared toward them. That’s why the Connected Learning Lab in the California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology at UC Irvine hopes to better understand how young people are using digital technology. … Cultural anthropologist and informatics professor-in-residence Mimi Ito directs the lab. … According to Candice Odgers, a UC Irvine professor of psychological science who studies adolescents’ mental health and development, many adolescents are actually thriving in the digital age.

Read the full story at Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology.