Fall Opportunities in the Tech4Good Lab

Fall Opportunities in the Tech4Good Lab

The Tech4Good Lab has several positions open next quarter for undergraduate students from all majors. We are looking for people who are extremely responsible, love learning, and have a strong drive to apply technology for social good. For next quarter, we have positions doing the following types of work:

  • User research: interviewing users and analyzing interviews to understand user needs and context, 
  • Usability evaluation: conducting evaluations of interfaces for usability,
  • Interface design: designing and iterating on web interfaces in Figma,
  • Web development: coding an app within an Angular/NgRx/Firebase stack,
  • DevOps: building tools to support developers and operations across lab projects,
  • Multiagent RL: understanding and designing economic systems using multiagent reinforcement learning,
  • NLP: use natural language processing techniques to identify topics and evaluate similarity,

You would be contributing to a variety of projects in the lab related to designing systems to better support the future of education, work, and community engagement. Some of the apps we are developing include:

  • Helping connect with community leaders to establish an ecosystem connecting learning on campus to community projects (see Santa Cruz Tech Beat article),
  • An app aimed at scaling apprenticeship learning, which supports people in learning through micro-roles while supporting non-profits as they learn,
  • An app aimed at microlearning through small groups to create learning environments supporting curiosity, creativity, and relationships,
  • An app containing short activities for team/group community building, and also creating "small group networks" that can facilitate interesting collective goals,
  • An app aimed at supporting students in setting career goals and studying conversational interfaces for group mentorship from professionals,

Joining requires a commitment of 10 hours/week for the quarter for independent study credits. If you are interested, fill out the Tech4Good Lab Interest Form and send an email to David Lee (dlee105@ucsc.edu). Please submit by September 10 if you can, but we will continue to consider applications up till the start of the quarter.