Tag Archives: community engagement

Women in IT CoP reaches out to local students

Monica Hickson of ITS Infrastructure presented on behalf of the Women in IT Community of Practice as part of the Career Exploration Speaker Series at Pioneer High School on Friday, April 5.   Hickson, who is an instructional designer, spoke to a group of 23 students about Instructional Design as a career path. She described what it takes… Read More »

New speaker series examines intersection of tech & DEI

By | April 9, 2019

On Tuesday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery will host the launch of the all new Academic Innovation at Michigan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (AIM for DE&I) Speaker Series. This talk will be the first of four throughout April and May aimed at exploring issues at the intersections of teaching and learning; technology;… Read More »

Online civic engagement is not always a positive experience

By | April 4, 2019

Online civic engagement is generally viewed as a positive way for individuals to improve the quality of life in their community. But new research led by School of Information associate professor Libby Hemphill suggests that online civic engagement doesn’t always feel good, and it doesn’t always improve the community. Hemphill and her team interviewed 40 nonprofit employees and… Read More »

Alumni Association launches new Alumni Education Gateway

By | March 14, 2019

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan recently announced the launch of the Alumni Education Gateway, where more than 3,000 pieces of content from U-M await exploration. Developed with the goal of housing many of the digital resources of U-M’s schools and colleges in one place, the website allows users to find it all in one easy, curated… Read More »

U-M part of network to build public interest technology field

By | March 12, 2019

The University of Michigan has joined the Public Interest Technology University Network, a new partnership of 21 colleges and universities dedicated to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists. Started by the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and New America, the network represents a powerful alignment across sectors as part… Read More »

A champion for women in computer science

By | October 11, 2018

Rada Mihalcea, professor of computer science and engineering, was selected as the Center for the Education of Women’s 2018 Carol Hollenshead Award recipient for her work to increase the pipeline and retention of women in engineering and computer science. Mihalcea has dedicated substantial effort to developing programs that introduce more women to the world of computing and encourage them to pursue… Read More »

Beyond the classroom: ISS has deep roots in the Ann Arbor community

LSA Instructional Support Services has a professional staff of 53 full-time employees that strives to provide exceptional and professional support for the integration of new technologies, methods, and content into courses across LSA. ISS is also responsible for the audio/visual, computing, and technology needs of all of LSA’s classrooms, auditoriums, and event spaces, as well as most of… Read More »

U-M prof works with nonprofit to teach girls to code

By | July 25, 2018

 Robin Brewer, an assistant professor in the U-M School of Information, leads an effort to introduce high school girls to technology through workshops that encourage them to create social impact through coding. Brave Initiatives, a Chicago-based non-profit, started offering weekend workshops in January, 2018 to young women at Hamtramck High School in Detroit. Brewer leads up this Detroit chapter… Read More »

ITS hosts summer interns from Wolverine Pathways program

Wolverine Pathways is an academic program that began in 2015. Up to 60 6th grade and 9th grade students are selected from Detroit, Southfield Public, or Ypsilanti Community school districts. Once these students are admitted into the program, they participate in fall, winter, and summer sessions each year through their senior year of high school. The program offers… Read More »

Staff Innovation Award winner creates tech hub to support educational outreach

By | May 9, 2018

Adam Skoczylas, program manager for the Center for Educational Outreach, was named the individual winner of the 2018 President’s Staff Innovation Awards. Skoczylas received the award for his leadership in the creation of Youth Hub as well as the redevelopment of Children on Campus program registry, including a shared database of these programs. Youth Hub is a technology infrastructure… Read More »

UCAN platform connects students and alumni

U-M has one of the largest alumni networks that spans the state and the globe. Until recently, accessing this robust network often relied upon Excel spread sheets, paper lists, making LinkedIn connections, or through serendipitous meetings—not exactly a convenient or reliable system. Frequently, students asked staff at the University Career Center (UCC): “Is there an easy way to… Read More »

UM-Dearborn hosts GIS Day 2017

The fourth annual GIS Day event, held on November 15 on the UM-Dearborn campus, drew 270 participants. Students, faculty, and staff from the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses, as well as members of the community, used the opportunity to learn about GIS applications through 15 presentations, as well as from one-on-one meetings in an exhibit setting with representatives of… Read More »

Dearborn receives grant for STEM program for underrepresented youth

By | December 14, 2017

University of Michigan-Dearborn has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement a math and science program for underrepresented youth. The Office of Enrollment Management and Student Life (EMSL) recently received a five-year renewable federal grant to implement an Upward Bound Math and Science Program, which encourages high school students to develop their… Read More »