NYU Diversity&Tech Session 6: Ed Tech & Prototyping

Announcements: Class

  • Student Blogs: Reminder that every class session in which your blog is not listed on the class site will lead to a 0.5 point deduction from your midterm grade.
  • NEW: D&T Resources
  • NYU Data Services Classes can be attended instead of Makerspace courses. Be sure to blog about one of these trainings OR a training offered through your other classes.
  • Announcements not directly related to class will now be posted at the bottom of every Class Post. (Scroll to the bottom for external announcements!)



  1. Blog Post, Due Wednesday 2/20 (note new due date). Choose ONE of the following prompts for your post:
  2. Prototype Reflection, Due Wednesday 2/20. Write a reflection on the small group prototype discussion from Session 6 (Feb 13). Then answer: Who is potentially being served by your prototype? What are their salient identities? How are they currently being served by technology?

Announcements: External

  • Feb 15, Job: WNET New York Public Media is seeking voice actors for “Prisoner in My Homeland,” the sixth installment of the award-winning Mission US (https://www.mission-us.org/) series of educational games designed to immerse young people in American history, now played by more than 2.5 million users nationwideFeb 17 Theater Performance: Behind the Sheet
  • Feb 19 Vote: 2019 Women at Tandon Award Celebration Voting
  • Feb 26 Event: Migration as Survival in the Era of Climate Change
  • Feb 28 Event: Shaping the Future Workforce: Transformative Impacts of Emerging TechnologiesAutomated and intelligent systems are becoming more prevalent, with reports indicating that robotics, autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and other technologies will increasingly replace functions currently filled by paid workers over the next decade. Join us as IEEE TechEthics hosts a public panel session on current and future impacts of these transformative technologies on the workforce. The session will be held at The Cooper Union in New York City on Thursday, 28 February from 6:30-8PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5).
  • March 2nd Event: The Athena Film Festival is hosting a Youth Brunch where gives young creatives from across the country a chance to meet each other and share ideas. The Athena Film Festival is an annual festival at Barnard College in celebration of women and leadership in film. Food and drinks will be served. Please RSVP through athenaguests@gmail.com.
  • March 6, for Women in CS: Google TensorFlow Dev Summit Viewing Parties (Google will fund up to $500 per group)
    • The budget is $20 per person, up to $500 per individual viewing party. There is no limit of viewing parties per state or region, within reason. Please contact ashinkarsky@google.com for additional requirements.
  • March 7 Event: Virtual Reality & the Feeling of Virtue: Women of Color Narrators, Enforced Hospitality, and the Leveraging of Empathy
  • March 29 Event/Scholarship: Apply for a Scholarship to the Tapia Conference for Diversity In Computing
  • April 12: Unpacking Mass Incarceration (NYU CMEP)
  • Applications are now open for ArtTable’s Diversity Fellowship. The summer 2019 program is open to female graduate students in the visual arts from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field. For more information and to apply, visit their website here.
  • Make the Road New York is hiring a TGNCIQ Justice Youth Organizer within its GLOBE TGNCIQ project in Brooklyn. The position will organize the GLOBE committee, and be a part of the Youth Power Project (YPP) at MRNY, to build a base of youth members who would become critical and key decision-makers in the movement and support local and state-wide campaigns. For more information and to apply, visit the posting.
  • The Episcopal Dioceses of New York’s Young Adult Network has a part-time (about 10 hours monthly) role for someone who is well organized, knowledgeable in social mediaWordPress/Squarespace, and wants to work remotely 90% of the time (meetings monthly in Manhattan). If you are interested in the position, email Rev. Mary Catherine Young at chaplain.marycat@canterburynyc.org.
  • The National LGBT Bar Association is seeking summer internsApplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the roles of Office Intern and Legal Intern are filled, with each position lasting from late-May to mid-August and receiving a $1000 stipend. For more information and to apply, visit their website here.
  • The Victory Institute is inviting outstanding LGBTQ college students to apply to the Victory Congressional Internship program for Summer 2019. The program includes a generous stipendhousing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the LGBTQ Leaders Conference in December 2019. Apply Now! Deadline: February 28, 11:59pm PT 
  • Paid fellowship opportunity with HeadCount for those interested in civic engagement with communities of color. Send resume + cover letter to resumes@headcount.org with subject line “HeadCount Fellowship.”
  • Are you an NYU student looking for an on-campus job opportunity for the Fall 2018 semester? The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is currently hiring for the following position: Videographer