CITRIS Tech For Social Good Program - Faculty and Staff Info Session

Speaker Organization: 
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Start Time: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
End Time: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 5:00pm
Location: 
E2-180
Organizer: 
Michael Matkin
This Fall term, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute and co-sponsor the Institute for Social Transformation are launching a new program, Tech for Social Good (TSG), to sponsor student research projects and events here on UC Santa Cruz campus. 
 
All faculty and staff are invited to an information session on September 18th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in Baskin Engineering 2, room 180. The purpose of the session is to give you a clear understanding of the program in order to promote and encourage your students to apply - we'll also have coffee and snacks. Please click here to RSVP if you can attend in person or via Zoom or can't attend and would like more info. 
 
TSG is open to teams of graduate and undergraduate students and has two competitive tracks, one that supports technology development and the second to support student-led events on campus. Through the technology track, students can apply for funding of $500 – $5,000 for tech-focused projects that promote social good by supporting healthy, sustainable, prosperous, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad. Through the events track we provide between $200 – $1,000 for UC Santa Cruz individual students, student organizations or student groups to develop events or programming that improve and support technological innovations that support healthy, sustainable, and connected communities.
 
TSG is a program that CITRIS has successfully run on the UC Berkeley and Davis campuses for several years, funding and supporting a wide range of successful student-led projects and events - examples of which you can review here: