learning.understanding.cognition.intelligence.data science


2019 Spring Semester Overview:

Please complete your Checklist at your earliest convenience. For more information regarding the aims of the checklist see Checklist Instructions

For our Data Science Project, Please fill out this survey

For the complete list of tasks this semester please see the canvas site.


1/24 Kickoff Seminar

1/31 Video Recording

2/7 Elevator Speeches

2/14 Tim will present Data Science Topic Video for critique

2/21 CIMER mentoring presentation

2/28 Guest Speaker, Shalabh Saxena from Amazon & Shopbop

3/7 Harrison on non-traditional communication

3/14 Owen on aspects of graph theory

3/28 Pablo on Machine Learning

4/4 Guest Speaker, Alyssa Adams from a Madison start up, Veda Data Solutions

4/11 Guest Speaker, Glenn Fung Moo from American Family Insurance

4/18 Guest Speaker, Bilge Mutlu

4/25 Ray D, Lowell, & Melissa on SVM

5/2 Ashley on Networks

2018 Fall Semester Overview:

9/7 Kickoff/Checklist Introduction

LUCID Program Expectations – Go over checklist

9/14 Career Exploration Part I – Discover interests

9/21 Science Communication (Describe a project for 3 different audiences)

10/5 Blake Mason to discuss LUCID Project/Non-traditional Project Experience (Ovia Project/Amazon)

10/12 Kate McCleary to discuss Evaluation & Communication Rubric

10/19 Keshia Ashe from NSF to discuss AAAS Policy Fellowships

10/26 John Vito Binzak to discuss LUCID Project/Non-traditional Project Experience – Brains & Games and Non-traditional projects

11/2 Dan Olszewski, director of UW-Business School’s Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship to discuss Entrepreneurial resources on campus

11/9 Ken Koedinger at Ed Psych ITP Seminar

*11/9 Data Blitz at HAMLET (Rui, Vince, Scott, Blake, Ayon, Olivia, John, Lowell, Mohan)

11/16 Videotape Elevator Speech

11/23 Thanksgiving –  no meeting

11/30 SuccessWORKS career services

12/7 Veronica Rueckert & Chris Barncard from UW Communications to discuss working with media and resources on campus for researchers


This semester we will hear from:

Cohort 2 & 3 regarding what they are currently working on

Senior cohorts and their experience from their internships

Professional Development & Career Exploration


We will have workshops on:

Preparing different versions of your talk (elevator speech, talk for academics outside of your discipline, business pitch)

Training for providing constructive critique/peer feedback  – using Communication Rubric

Graduate Student Work/Life Balance & Stress Management Resources