Monthly Archives: August 2022

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2022 Hackweek Participant Testimonials

This year the eScience Institute hosted another summer of our hackweek programs, including the SnowEx Hackweek in July and the NeuroHackademy program in August. Hackweeks are intentionally designed to foster an environment of collaboration among participants, and include participants from around the world. Here are some reflections shared by participants in our 2022 programs:
SnowEx Hackweek

The SnowEx […]

August 25th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Interdisciplinary Team Creates Tool to Detect and Quantify Satellite Streaks

By: Emily F. Keller

The recent growth of low-Earth-orbit satellites is posing a threat to a range of groups who rely on the sky for science, spirituality and tradition, by leaving a plethora of bright streaks across the night sky. A project team at the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is […]

Research Team Examines the Impacts of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance on Household-Level Poverty

By: Emily F. Keller

Research about the relationship between poverty and the minimum wage in Seattle has often focused on examining the economic circumstances of individual workers. One of the projects of the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program at the University of Washington is expanding this lens to create data that views workers […]

Interdisciplinary Team Designs Database to Advance ‘Self-Sufficiency Standard’ Research

By: Emily F. Keller

Determining the income level that working families need to meet their basic needs requires a dynamic approach. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Washington (UW) Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is laying the groundwork for the integration of multi-sourced data from across the U.S. to provide researchers and policy […]

Applying ‘Geospatial First’ Approach to Estimating Heating Loads in Alaska

By: Emily F. Keller

Decarbonization efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change face a unique challenge in Alaska. While about 70 percent of energy use in the state goes to heating, there is a lack of reliable broad-scale data on the portion of energy that is used for heating in buildings. An interdisciplinary team at […]