The UC Berkeley Cognitive Science Student Association asks you to save the date for the Thirteenth Annual California Cognitive Science Conference on Saturday, April 16, 2022, held on the UC Berkeley campus in the Hearst Mining Building. This year, the theme is CCSC22: Construing Reality: The Distortions of the Mind. We are excited to explore this topic from the perspectives of Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Anthropology, and Philosophy.
Submit your 300 word or less abstract here by March 31st to be considered. You will be notified about the status of your submission no later than April 10th, 2022. If your submission is accepted, you will be able to showcase your research at Conference.
You can look forward to a weekend of thought-provoking talks, research poster presentations, and networking opportunities. Register here between now and April 1st for free early bird tickets! You can find more information at cogscicon.berkeley.edu.
The Fung Fellowship is hiring advanced graduate students to join our team as Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) starting Fall 2022 for 25% positions for three upper level undergraduate student courses: (1) Health + Tech and (2) Conservation +Tech, and (3) FF Honors Program. The positions are for Fall 2022 with the opportunity to continue into Spring 2023.
(1) Health+Tech: Fellows (i.e., the students) work in teams to develop digital technology solutions and innovations to address real world public health challenges paired with partner organizations. Lecture: Tuesdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm Lab Sections: TBD
(2) Conservation+Tech: Fellows work in teams to develop digital technology solutions and innovations to address real world conservation challenges paired with partner organizations.
Lecture: Wednesdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm Lab Sections: TBD
(3) Honors Program: The Honors Program provides an opportunity for fellows to further engage in the design process and product development by continuing work on a concept from the first year, starting a new venture, or a new project pitched by a partner organization. The emphasis is less on class lectures and more on independent team activities resembling an innovation lab. All-Hands: Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00pm GSI Labs: TBD
For the Health and Conservation courses the position will require the GSIs to: 1) attend one two-hour lecture per week; 2) lead multiple weekly lab sessions; and 3) provide mentoring and support for student project teams. For the Honors Program course, the GSI will host meetings with each student team every two weeks and lead the all-hands meeting once a month with support from Program Staff. For all courses, the GSIs will work closely with the Fung Fellowship’s Lecturer and Program team to structure the lab time in a way that facilitates integration of classroom and community-based learning to drive digital technology innovations within the Fellows’ project teams.
Our GSIs are motivated students with professional experience who provide feedback and mentoring to the Fung Fellows. Our GSIs support Fellows in working as highly functioning design teams with a breadth of understanding in innovation, public health/conservation, digital technology, and product design. You’ll be expected to draw on your prior professional and academic experience to design the lab sessions and ensure students tie the design concepts learned in class to their hands-on project work. This is a great opportunity for you to make an impact with an eager group of talented and diverse undergrads.
Teaching experience and experience mentoring student team projects.
Experience owning and delivering on several projects simultaneously.
Experience working and/or teaching in one of the following two environments:
Public Health innovations, with an emphasis on tech or data
Conservation/Biodiversity innovations, with an emphasis on tech or data
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate with a diverse teaching and program team in digital and in-person environments
Desire to work with diverse groups of undergraduate students
Interest in public health or biodiversity conservation, leadership, technology, and teaming.
Interest in contributing to curriculum development and materials.
Takes initiative and is a self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently.
Prior experience in research or working at the intersection of health or conservation and technology.
Professional interest in ABD PhD candidates with a flexible schedule (Note: we also hire excellent second-year masters students.)
HOW TO APPLY:
Learn more about the program at: https://fungfellows.berkeley.edu/
Please apply by completing this online application form: https://forms.gle/fv6n53nHW5b1SxZn7
Please email a copy of your CV to FF_GSI_.cgcx...@u.box.com, that includes your first and last name in the file name.
We will begin interviewing candidates on a rolling basis and would like to find a good fit by the end of April.