Tech for Social Good Info and Matchmaking Session for Students

Speaker Organization: 
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute / Institute for Social Transformation
Start Time: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
End Time: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Engineering 2, Room 180
Organizer: 
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute / Institute for Social Transformation

A new Tech for Social Good program at UC Santa Cruz, launched by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute and cosponsored by the Institute for Social Transformation, will fund student research projects and events, encouraging students across all campus divisions to participate and form cross-disciplinary teams.

The Tech for Social Good program supports student-led learning and technology development for healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad. An information and matchmaking session for students will be held on Tuesday, October 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Engineering 2, Room 180.

The program is open to teams of graduate and undergraduate students and has two competitive tracks, one to support technology development and another to support student-led events on campus. Through the technology track, students can apply for funding of $500 to $5,000 for tech-focused projects that promote social good by supporting healthy, sustainable, prosperous, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.

The events track will provide between $200 and $1,000 for individual students, student organizations, or student groups at UC Santa Cruz to develop events or programming that improve and support technological innovations that support healthy, sustainable, and connected communities.