Friday, May 4, 1pm - 4pm
with reception shortly after
School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas
Come see how the next wave of information professionals are putting information to work. This free annual event showcases the latest in digital libraries and archives, data analysis, information architecture and organization, and user experience research and design, and more, all for your information. The Open House includes an exciting slate of activities:
Capstone Poster Showcase — Graduating master's students will present their culminating capstone projects and research findings in diverse areas of the information field, including digital archives, data analysis, library science, user experience design, user interface, data mining and technology.
Student Projects — Current students will present projects highlighting their application of information and technology to include innovative mobile apps, digital humanities, 3D printing technology and more.
Lab Tours & Demos — Experience the iSchool’s exciting new makerspace and tour the school’s state-of-the art labs for Information Experience (UX), Digital Archaeology (Archiving), Information Retrieval, Preservation and Conservation, and Human Computer Interaction.
Parking is available in the Guadalupe Garage, accessed from 17th Street, or in the ample street parking meter spaces surrounding the building. The building entrance is on Guadalupe, between 16th and 17th Streets.
The iSchool is pleased to present its Open House awards program to honor student work of note. There are five different award categories, including a new award for Diversity & Inclusion.
Only open to Capstone projects. The winner will be selected by the dean based on the quality of research, the impact of the project, the complexity of the project, and the wow factor of the presentation.
People’s Choice Award
Open to Capstone or student projects. The winner will be selected by Open House attendees based on their perceptions of the most interesting and engaging work with the potential to make the biggest difference.<
Open to Capstone or student projects. The winner will be selected by iSchool faculty based on the quality of the project and the presentation, as well as the project’s positive impact on the field of information studies.
Open to Capstone or student projects. The winner will be selected by current iSchool students based on their perceptions of the project that best represent the spirit of the iSchool to solve information challenges for human benefit.
Diversity & Inclusion Award
Open to Capstone or student projects. The winner will be selected based on the project that best spotlights issues of importance in diversity and inclusion within the information field.