AiC Members in the News (August 2020)

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  • “I wanted to find a way to help aid organizations monitor crop conditions as droughts evolve, to help them respond to food crises.” // With her innovative tool that uses data from satellite imagery to accurately predict crop yields, AiC Community Member Lillian Kay Petersen won First Place in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search. Get all the details in this NPR feature

  • “Creating art gets the conversation going in a way that might not be achieved with an hour-long talk or a research paper.” // This Fast Company profile explores how AiC Community Member Joy Buolamwini’s approach as a “poet of code” has helped her work on algorithmic bias resonate with audiences across the political spectrum.

  • In this podcast, AiC Community Member Divya Nagaraj shares about her experiences as a Facebook intern working remotely during the pandemic, and how she’s using her background in natural language processing (NLP) to help develop new projects.

  • AiC Community Member Cindy Yeh worked with fellow graduate students at the University of Washington to develop the weeklong Genome Hackers camp, which introduces women students in the life sciences to computer programming. The camp, now in its fourth year, went virtual this summer. Go here to read about the inspiration behind the program.

  • AiC Community Members Gianna Yan, Shannon Yan, and Amanda Southworth were among the developers featured in this InStyle article about young innovators who have created technical solutions to challenges associated with Covid-19. 

August Shoutouts

We love seeing AiC Community members being recognized for their academic, technical, and creative accomplishments. This month, we spotted Hannah Bauer, Ann Elaine Rogers, and Zena Banker and Katelyn Miller in the news.

Aspirations Community: 
National Award

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