Past Events

Weapons of Math Destruction

Apr. 8, 2017 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wiese-Merriwether room in Willits-Hallowell Center and Hooker Auditorium in Clapp Hall

Join us for a morning with Cathy O'Neil exploring how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy.

  • Conversation and coffee: "Data and Democracy"
    9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Wiese-Merriwether room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center 
  • Cathy O'Neil talk: "Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy"
    10:30-11:30 a.m. in Hooker Auditorium, Clapp Hall
  • Panel discussion
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Hooker Auditorium 

Organized by the Data Science Initiative. For more information, please contact datascience@mtholyoke.edu

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CS Department Tea for Prospective Students

Mar. 8, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Kendade 307

Looking for a Major?  Please join the CS Department on March 8th - Kendade 307 for pizza - 12:15 to 1:15.  

MAKERSPACE IDEA JAM

Dec. 8, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
MAKERSPACE, ART 211

Introduction to the 3-D modeling software, and the prototyping and creation tools and equipment. Limited to 28 participants.

Our Own Collision Space

Sep. 27, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct. 4, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct. 18, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov. 1, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov. 15, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Blanchard Community Center Room 318

Meet with friends, fellow students, and faculty to discuss anything of interest related to innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, arts management, social impact enterprise, CGI-U, Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Institute, Mount Holyoke Innovation Impact Competition, creating solutions to global challenges, Draper Competition for Undergraduate Women, courses, Women of Business, business and finance.... and other topics of interest.  Informal, social, a place to build community....cookies and other refreshment will be provided.

Finding Summer Science Opportunities

Oct. 27, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dwight 101

Interested in sciences or medicine? Join us for this workshop, which will focus on how to prepare and begin your search for research and internship opportunities in the sciences. The event will include a panel of student researchers covering how to build relationships with faculty, how to ask for recommendations and how to ask to work in faculty labs.

T. Howard Foundation Information Session

Oct. 11, 2016 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Career Development Center

Learn more about this internship program for minority students interested in the multimedia and entertainment industry. Interns are provided with networking opportunities, professional development training, scholarships, mentors and much more! Register in LyonNet.

Audible Information Session

Oct. 5, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Women in Tech @ Audible: An information session presented by women in tech for women exploring tech. Join representatives from Audible for a discussion on FT and Internship opportunities for students interested in Computer Science and Engineering. Register in LyonNet.

UMass Amherst Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology Career Fair

Sep. 27, 2016 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
UMass Campus Center Lower Level

Meet over 100 companies and learn about their full-time career opportunities, internships and co-ops. For all STEM majors, all level students, first year to graduate level who hope to work in technical companies/careers. Professional dress is required. Free shuttle transportation from the CDC! First-come, first-served. 

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Google Information Session

Sep. 21, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cleveland L2 (new room)

Computer Science students, come join Sidnie Davis and learn about Google at this Informational session. Register in LyonNet.

Next Generation Social Science

Apr. 12, 2016 4:10 pm – 5:30 pm

Trillions of data points being generated in real time and exponentially increasing computational power offer unprecedented opportunities for the social sciences. The social sciences are at the advent of a revolution. Hard scientists, the government, and businesses already use these computational and data resources to explore society; conventional social scientists need to engage as well. The Challenge is to not let Next Generation Social Science be First Generation Social Science.

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Japan's Gendered Robots: Robo-Sexism and Retro-Tech by Professor Jennifer Robertson, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan

Apr. 8, 2016 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Shattuck Room 116

Why are robots gendered? The process of gendering robots (and also AI itself) is largely based on self-evident and unexamined preconceptions of the "naturalness" of human gender. Professor Robertson will explore and interrogate the gendering of robots (and AI) manufactured today in Japan for employment in homes, hospitals, and offices. Open to the public, Japanese snacks provided.

New Data Science Nexus Info Session

Feb. 25, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Clapp 203

Are you interested in Data Science? the new nexus in Data Science could be the perfect sidekick to your major. Come learn all about it in our first info session this Thursday! Pizza will be served. Read Data Scientist, the sexiest job of the 21st Century. Cross-departmental Data Science Program at MHC.

Interrupting (Gendered) Group Dynamics

Mar. 26, 2015 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kencade 305

One hour discussion for Women in STEM with light reception to follow.

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