CHI Conference – CHI 4 Good + Volunteering

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 7.05.04 PMThe top conference for Human-Computer Interaction.
WHEN: May 7 – 12th
WHERE: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95113
More info.: https://chi2016.acm.org/wp/

“For those who are finding out about CHI – pronounced kai – for the first time, CHI is a place to see, discuss and learn about the future of how people interact with technology. At any minute you might experience a new gesture interface for tablets, learn how developing countries use mobile phones for maternal health, play soccer against someone 3000 miles away, or debate the future of online education. You’ll meet with top researchers from universities, corporations and startups from across the world, as well as the brightest student scientists, designers, and researchers. It’s a place to find your community, to talk about your toughest problems, and to find your next job.

For those who have been to CHI before, we think there will be much for you to get excited about. With careful consultation from the community, we have enhanced
the CHI conference experience from submission and review processes, to more participation possibilities at the conference. Peer reviewed papers have more space for references and will receive a wider range of better-matched reviews.
There are more curated venues and more input into the selection of keynote speakers. We’ve even added an optional day of service before the conference – #chi4good. Bring your design ideas, innovative research, HCI teaching and more as we see how HCI tools and methods can be used to help the under-served, under-resourced, and under-represented.

Join us in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California for this important conference, and gathering of the world-wide HCI community.”

Elections for 2016-2017 HFES Council

It’s that time of year again: Elections for the new 2016-2017 SJSU HFES Council has begun!

We have some great candidates lined up to lead HFES next year, so please take a few minutes to help decide!

Voting will be accepted by paid HFES members. The voting period is open until Friday, April 15 at 5:00 PM. All votes will be kept strictly confidential.

Vote here!

 

FemEng

SJSU HFES is proud to host the first FemEng event with Tau Beta Phi with the support of the SJSU College of Engineering on Saturday, April 9th from 10 am – 3 pm.

What is FemEng?

FemEng is an interactive day of workshops and demonstrations for high school girls who are interested and wish to explore opportunities in STEM, especially engineering, at San Jose State University! Any high school aged girl can attend. Sign up here!

UC Berkeley’s Ergonomics Lab is helping out and coming to run the Human Factors Engineering workshop for the girls. Navaneeta Dorbala, UX Researcher/volunteer, and Dr. Carisa Harris-Adamson, director of the UCSF/UCB Ergonomics lab will be the workshop instructors.

Wanna help out?

Help promote science and engineering to the next generation of female scientists! We need awesome volunteers like you to help us run a smooth operation which includes set-up, guiding the girls between rooms, helping out with lunch, and clean-up. If you’re interested, please sign up here! Volunteers will get a free lunch for helping out.

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