As part of the celebrations of Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 11th October 2016 the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is offering the opportunity for school girls in S1-S3 to come to the Craiglockhart campus after school to take part in computing workshops. They are also invited to stay on afterwards for the University’s annual Ada Lovelace day lecture. Participation at both events is free of charge.
Two workshops are offered, both of which start at 4pm. The first focuses on forensics, and the second is about physical computing. After the workshops refreshments will be served. Then at 6pm all will be welcome to hear forensic anthropologist
Professor Caroline Wilkinson ( ) speak about her career and how her work combines science with a number of disciplines including art, forensics, computing and anatomy. Meet the Ancestors, History Cold Case
further information about the workshops on the School of Computing’s Information Systems Group’s blog. To find out more about Professor Caroline Wilkinson and her public lecture, please see the earlier post on this blog.
If you are a teacher and would like to bring a group of your pupils along on the day, please email Debbie Meharg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This independent event is part of Ada Lovelace Day , a worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Follow Ada Lovelace Day on Twitter: @findingada .
Many congratulations to Centre for Social Informatics research student Alicja Pawluczuk on winning the best poster award at the The Digital Human: Humanities and Social Sciences in the Digital Age conference hosted by Strathclyde University on 12th September.
The conference focused on the challenges and potential of interdisciplinary digital research. Alicja’s poster outlined the proposals for her doctoral study on youth digital participation and measuring the social impact of such work. For further information about the conference and Alicja’s contribution to the day check
the post on her blog www.phdadventures.com.
Four PhD students from the
Centre for Social Informatics – Iris Buunk, Lyndsey Jenkins, John Mowbray, and Frances Ryan – are in Zadar, Croatia this week for Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) 2016. Today they are taking part in the pre-conference doctoral workshop. Tomorrow they will join the conference itself, which continues until Friday. You can follow both the doctoral workshop and conference on Twitter hashtag #isic2016. Continue reading
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Many congratulations to
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins on winning a ‘best paper’ award with co-authors Ruoyun Lin and Debora Jeske at the 15th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society last week.
The winning paper is entitled
‘Influences and benefits of role models on social media’. On the basis of their empirical work, the authors argue that having a role model is associated with greater perceived support for one’s career aspirations, and access to information. In addition, those who have role models online report that their online profiles give more realistic self-presentations of their values and priorities. These individuals also have higher expectations of reciprocity in online environments. Continue reading
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On the evening of
Ada Lovelace Day this year – Tuesday 11th October 2016 – Edinburgh Napier University, with Equate Scotland, is hosting a public lecture by Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Director of the Face Lab at Liverpool John Moores University. Caroline will be speaking about her varied career and how it has combined science with a number of disciplines including art, forensics, computing and anatomy. She will also make the case for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). Continue reading
I recently accepted an invitation from and Katriina Byström of the University of Borås Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences to present the keynote paper at this year’s SIG USE symposium. Members of SIG USE share research interests and expertise on information needs seeking and use, and associated behaviours. The symposium takes place on 15th October in Copenhagen as part of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual meeting 2016. Its main focus this year will be information in the workplace. Continue reading
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I have recently accepted an invitation to serve on the international programme committee of the 9th Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference. Hosted by Drexel University (located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), the conference takes place next year from 18th to 21st June 2017.
The call for papers will be announced in the autumn. In the meantime, follow
@EBLIP9 on Twitter.