CSC Diversity in Computing Speaker Series
As part of the Year of Science @ Barnard College, the Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC) is launching their first Diversity in Computing Speaker Series. This series will run for the 2021–2022 academic year and will feature talks from scholars and practitioners in computational fields who explore what DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) looks like in STEM. There is an urgent need to more fully consider the ethical and social implications of computing and its applications: for example, in designing addictive social media platforms or in using AI for facial or name recognition, which can lead to housing discrimination, racial biases in job hiring, or restrictions on personal freedoms through public and private surveillance.
To better understand how to counter these biases, this series reimagines STEM disciplines from the inside out. The series invites one leader in a STEM field every month to speak about the work they are doing to diversify and broaden inclusion in their fields by either sharing their research, their experiences and initiatives in industry or academia, or their thoughts on how power structures within computing disciplines should be transformed to create more equitable systems.
Columbia DSI Race + Data Science Lecture Series
The Race + Data Science Lecture Series aims to celebrate and advance research in the areas of race and data, engineering, and computational science.
With this series of events, their goal is to improve how we as data scientists and data-adjacent researchers speak about race. Through wide distribution of their speaker’s research, we envision that these talks can lead to the discovery of important resources about race, inequity, and emerging applications.
Event schedule and how to registration: https://datascience.columbia.edu/diversity/race-data-science-lecture-series/
WiCS @ CU - Coffee Chats & Mock Interviews
Looking for advice on CS major requirements, research opportunities, internships, or interview prep? Looking to connect with other womxn in CS? Sign up for a coffee chat or a mock interview with a WiCS board member today. You can sign up here. Note: Please book appointments at least 48 hours in advance.
To book appointments: https://cu-wics.appointlet.com/
Engineering Projectship at CARMERA
The CARMERA “Projectship” is a unique opportunity for a student/recent grad/career transitioner to gain paid experience working with CARMERA’s Regenerative Map team. The Projectship will provide professional experience with real-world challenges and what you produce will support the development of a growing technology company that is enabling autonomous vehicles around the world.
CARMERA specializes in “High Definition Maps,” which autonomous vehicles rely on for navigation safety and reliability. This Projectship with the Regenerative Map team is focused on a key engineering challenge -- keeping high definition maps up to date when key road features change.
CARMERA ingests data from several crowdsourced sensor sources and systems, and are constantly testing new methods of incorporating changes to the world into our maps. Their team leverages key points of road scene visibility into our systems to ensure those updates are accurate and up to our quality standards.
More information: https://boards.greenhouse.io/carmera/jobs/5617459002?gh_jid=5617459002
Connect with Google
Connect with Google is a virtual program for students designed to help us stay in contact with you in a meaningful way. This is a one-stop shop for all your Google program needs, this virtual program gives you the opportunity to stay connected to Google, develop marketable industry skills, build a professional network, and stay up to date on the latest announcements & opportunities.
What to expect:
Monthly newsletters outlining ways to get involved with Google
News about Google, our products and the Industry
Online learning opportunities and competitions
Online social community for community building/networking
Students interested in learning more and joining Connect with Google, should visit google.com/students
Each month we'll host a variety of workshops and discussions with Googlers to provide professional and technical skill building resources, as well as an inside look at Google's culture. Head to careersonair.withgoogle.com to register and add our upcoming sessions. Googlers will also be answering questions live via chat for most of our sessions.
Facebook Data Internship Opportunities & Kickoff Week Events
Facebook has internship openings in both Data Science and Data Engineering for summer 2021 and are looking for BS, MS, MBA, and PhD candidates. Most common majors include Math, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Systems, and other quantitative disciplines. Job descriptions are at the links below.
Facebook University, Analytics: 10-week training internship for Sophomore students - Applications open September 15th
Also, join the Data Analytics UR Recruitment Team with a series of virtual events to kick off the fall season! Dive into a breakdown of the application process, learn about a day in the life of Data Engineers and Data Scientists, hear from current Facebook employees, and get interview tips.
Also, join the Data Analytics UR Recruitment Team with a series of virtual events to kick off the fall season. Dive into a breakdown of the application process, learn about a day in the life of Data Engineers and Data Scientists, hear from current Facebook employees, and get interview tips.