The National Science Foundation awarded a team from the UofM a $3.4 million grant to train individuals in the field of data science and fund research into programs that make data science easy for the public to use. Andrew Tawfik (ICL) worked on the grant as well as Dale Bowman (Math Sciences) and Vasile Rus and Scott Fleming (both from Computer Science). Andrew Olney (Psychology) serves as PI. Data science combines computer science, software design and statistics to analyze and increase access to data. The grant will allow the UofM to develop a data science program that will be accessible to those with and without computer science knowledge. To learn more about this project, read about in the (opens in a new tab)”>Daily Helmsman here> and also read about Congressman Steve Cohen’s . (opens in a new tab)”>support of the project here>.
Jacqueline Stephen, an IDT Ed.D. candidate, is serving as the 2019-2020 President for ASCUE (www.ascue.org) and invites you to attend the ASCUE conference.
The Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) would like to extend a special invitation to current graduate students. Our annual conference, voted one of the top five conferences to attend by EdTech Magazine, will be held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from June 7th – 11th, 2020. ASCUE has been at the heart of sharing innovations, collaboration, and creativity, and has provided valuable assistance to our many institutions through the sharing and exchanging of ideas and information regarding technology and instructional design.
We highly encourage graduate students to attend or present at our conference. This is an excellent opportunity for scholars to learn about the current technology trends in higher education. If you are using technology in an innovative way as part of your research projects, we’d love to hear about it! Presenting at ASCUE is a great way to gain public speaking experience in front of a friendly and receptive audience. You’ll find our members are eager to learn and share their own experiences. An ASCUE conference will help you develop a network of colleagues that share your interest in technology.
We look forward to celebrating ASCUE’s mission of sharing innovations, collaboration, and creativity in Education. We hope to see you there!
On September 26-27, the Instructional Design and Technology program at The University of Memphis will host an optional graduate retreat for students and alumni that focuses on academic advising, professional development, and networking. View the flyer.
There is no charge to attend the event, though housing, football games, and museum tours will incur an expense. View the program. RSVP at https://bit.ly/2Vwchls. We look forward to visiting with you in person and helping you reach your professional goals. Contact Dr. Craig Shepherd with any questions.
The FedEx institute of Technology presents Mark West, project officer for UNESCO, and Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives for Discovery Educational Media as they talk about the future of technology and education.
The half-day seminar will be held at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis the morning of Thursday, September 19th (8 am- 12 noon). Find additional information in the flyer.