As we emerge from COVID 19, we are faced with the task of rebuilding in the face of both tremendous learning loss and job loss. The National Science Foundation offers funding opportunities for educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers partnering to address these problems. You are invited to a hands-on mixer workshop designed for team building in this space.
In particular, I am part of the project team that is planning a three session NSF workshop series titled: Human-Technology Interface Series - Pathways to Products for Lifelong Learning. See Award Abstract: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2140283&HistoricalAwards=false
Our next Session is December 16th from 11:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST. The workshop aims to bring experts together from industry, business, entrepreneurship, higher education, and research to discuss the future of human-technology interfaces. If you are receiving this email, you have been identified as an educator, researcher, entrepreneur, or current or former SBIR awardee who we want to engage by being a part of a showcase/mixer discussing your current product, research, or collaboration interests.
The workshop includes multiple networking opportunities. World class educators and researchers such as Sherice Clarke, Majd Sakr, and Lee Branstetter, representing expertise in Education, Computer Science, and Economics respectively, will deliver keynote addresses related to recovery from COVID at the societal level, with special attention to education and workforce opportunities.
The workshop is organized around hands-on mixer sessions aimed to spark new collaborations and accompanying new SBIR grant submissions. We are looking for companies that are interested in applying for an SBIR to feature their products and collaboration interests in a poster/demo mixer event. We are also looking for researchers interested in finding business partners from companies to apply for SBIRs as well.
Please do 2 things.
Register for the workshop here (free!): https://www.accelevents.com/e/nsfhtiworkshopseries2
Fill out this short survey if you are interested in actively participating in the mixer: https://forms.gle/Cr1gFA9GztbesEMv6
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me by email; cpr...@cs.cmu.edu and I will attempt to respond within 24 hours.
Carolyn Penstein Rose Professor of Language Technologies and Human-Computer Interaction, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University Interim Department Head, Language Technologies Institute AAAS Leshner Leadership Fellow for Public Engagement with Science, AI Cohort Past President and Inaugural Fellow of the International Society for the Learning Sciences Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning