Narrative Science and Fast Forward Labs (Free Event)

By: Narrative Science and Fast Forward Labs

Event Description

In today’s world of rapid innovation, technologists’ ability to explain and educate on the business applications of new technologies is as valuable as their ability to build new tools. Successful, widespread adoption won’t occur unless non-technical audiences can grasp how technologies affect their day-to-day tasks, reduce the near-term bottom line or promote long-term vision and strategy.

This session introduces an ongoing series about how emerging technologies work and what questions companies should ask as they select and implement them. Lead by Hilary Mason, CEO of Fast Forward Labs, and Kris Hammond, Chief Scientist of Narrative Science, this first session will clear up some of the hype around artificial intelligence and how large enterprises and small businesses alike can apply intelligent technologies in their existing businesses. Hilary and Kris will discuss the modern landscape of technology innovation, machines’ ability to communicate with us, and how Natural Language Generation can support businesses’ data and information strategies.

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WHENWednesday, November 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST) – Add to CalendarWHERE1871 – 2.01 classroom – 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza. #1212. Chicago, IL 60654 – View Map

Full details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/technology-explained-tickets-19047620947

NCWIT Application Help Take Two!

Hey ladies!

So you weren’t able to come last Monday to room 235 with Miss Woz for some application help?  No problem! We’re going to be at it again this Monday (Oct. 26th) only with some EXTRA help.  Mrs. Feuer (English) is going to stop by to give us some advice and help on how to best express ourselves in our answers to the application questions.  It’s important to take an English essay writing approach when you are writing out your answers to the application questions.  With so many applicants, we need to find ways to stand out, and this can best be accomplished through our writing!

The application deadline is November 4th.  Let’s try to surpass the number of winners from last year!

Over and Out!

Miss Woz

Chicago Star Scholarship at City Colleges of Chicago

Starting with City Colleges’ Fall 2015 semester, students who graduate from CPS in Spring 2015 or after with a 3.0 GPA who test completion-ready in math and English will be able to pursue an associate degree at City Colleges of Chicago at no cost – free tuition, fees, and books.

In order to receive the Star Scholarship, students must apply for financial aid so that any financial aid dollars can be applied first as part of the waiver. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be found here. Undocumented students should fill out this form​​​ instead.

All details can be found at http://www.ccc.edu/departments/Pages/chicago-star-scholarship.aspx

GEMS First Meeting – 10/21

Posted to the CS Blog, thanks! https://lanetechcs.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/gems-first-meeting-1021/

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Jeff Solin <jeff> wrote:

GEMS will host its first meeting after school on Wednesday, October 21 in the STEM Lab (124).

We’d also appreciate if you can mention the first meeting to your classes. If you have any girls who would be a good fit for the club, please encourage them to attend.

GEMS is a program that builds capacity in young women interested in the STEM fields. We educate our girls on how to be successful in these fields through field trips, guest-speakers, and service learning efforts.

Feel free to contact Ms. Lain, Ms. Whittaker, Ms. Gonzales or any STEAM teacher if you have any questions.

Flyer below.

GEMS First Meeting – 10/21

GEMS will host its first meeting after school on Wednesday, October 21 in the STEM Lab (124).

We’d also appreciate if you can mention the first meeting to your classes. If you have any girls who would be a good fit for the club, please encourage them to attend.

GEMS is a program that builds capacity in young women interested in the STEM fields. We educate our girls on how to be successful in these fields through field trips, guest-speakers, and service learning efforts.

Feel free to contact Ms. Lain, Ms. Whittaker, Ms. Gonzales or any STEAM teacher if you have any questions.

Flyer below.

Women Tech Founders event TONIGHT

Join the Fall ’15 Celebration: Women Tech Founders Live!

Stories of women who are leveraging tech to change the world.

October 19th, from 5:30-8:30pm, at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart

CoHosted with WiSTEM & Ms. Tech

Today’s women tech founders are using tech to change their world and the world of those around them. On Monday, October 19th you can hear 7 amazing founder stories… and learn how you can reach your dreams too.

Food & beverages will be included with your ticket.

Live videotaping and other media will capture both the stage and audience!

Please note: This event will have limited seating.

Tickets at http://womentechfounders.com/events/ (student tickets heavily discounted) and Flyer attached.

Bi-fold_WTF_OCT_11x8.5in.pdf

NCWIT Application Get Together

Hey Ladies – I know you want to apply for the NCWIT Aspirations Award but you’re wondering when you have the time to do it! Well, that time is Monday (Oct. 19th) after school in Room 235 with Miss Woz.  Let’s get together and get those apps done well before the Oct. 26th deadline!  I’ll be here if you need ideas, encouragement, inspiration or snacks! Yes, I’ll bring some snacks too. We had fourteen winners last year; let’s see if we can top that!!

Cards Against Humanity’s Science Ambassador Scholarship

http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field–someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.

To apply, submit a video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about. The videos will be reviewed by a board of fifty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science and engineering. Ten video finalists will move onto the next round and submit additional materials.

Scholarship funds will be provided from Cards Against Humanity’s Science Pack–a 30-card expansion pack co-authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’sZach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait.

The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.