Opportunities in the Tech4Good Lab

The Tech4Good Lab has a few positions open for undergraduate students. We are looking for people who are extremely responsible, love learning, and have a strong drive to apply technology for social good. We are looking for a small number of new team members with prior experience or the ability to learn fast in the following roles:

  • Web development/writing: you would be coding using Angular/Redux/Firebase for one of the lab projects, and also helping to write/improve tutorials for others as you learn,
  • Design: you would be designing and iterating on web interfaces in Figma,
  • Math tutor/prototyping/qualitative research: you would be iterating on prototypes for a tutoring chatbot by holding mini-tutoring sessions with elementary school students, conducting interviews, and doing qualitative research.

You would likely be working on one of the following teams (or another incubating project):

  • Causeway: we are building out a platform which teaches people web development through micro-roles, where participants automatically help to build websites for nonprofits as they learn,
  • Collectively: we are designing reading groups to inject curiosity and creativity into computer science education, and networking them groups together to achieve interesting collective goals,
  • Tuto: we are developing conversational UX / chatbots that guide elementary school students in reasoning through math problems.

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 (davidtlee@ucsc.edu).

 

Tech4Good Fellows Program

 

The Tech4Good Fellows Program supports a few undergraduate students in learning to develop products for social good while also advancing research in social computing. This one-year program starts in Spring 2019, and consists of 10 hour/wk independent studies during the academic quarter and a full-time, paid summer research position for 12 weeks. Fellows are provided with tremendous learning opportunities in owning both technical and leadership dimensions of projects within the Tech4Good Lab.

 

Ideal fellows are (1) strong in one of the following three areas: design, development, or mathematical proofs, (2) curious, life-long learners always looking to expand their knowledge and skills, and (3) have strong drive and motivation to apply technology for social good. 

 

Apply by January 1, 11:59pm at https://goo.gl/forms/CXP0S9u1sqhi4Kw23 for the first round of acceptances. If not accepted in the first round, you will get feedback on how you can improve your application for the second round of acceptances in mid-Winter quarter. Feel free to email David (davidtlee@ucsc.edu) with any questions.