Event: What is TASCHA and the U.S. IMPACT Study? An introduction to our research and people

What is TASCHA and the U.S. IMPACT Study? An introduction to our research and people

Wednesday  October 2, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Roosevelt Commons Building (4311 – 11th Ave NE)4th floor, Suite 400

Not in Seattle? Can’t make it person? Join us online via Adobe Connect via https://ischool.adobeconnect.com/tascha/

Are you interested in the effects of technology on economic and social development? Do you wonder if mobile phones will replace PCs? Curious about open data and open research? Passionate about access to technology, communication, and information resources? Well, we have a great event for you! Come learn about TASCHA and the U.S. IMPACT Study on October 2, 2013! At this event, we will introduce ourselves and the U.S. IMPACT Study, two research groups focused on issues like digital inclusion, impact & evaluation, and access to information, communication, and technology resources.

While especially targeted to newcomers to the university community, both TASCHA and the U.S. IMPACT Study are always coming up with new interests and projects so people who know us already are encouraged to come as well. We’ll cover the fields we operate in, our missions, research projects, and other activities. You’ll meet the fabulous researchers, program staff, and students who work at TASCHA and the U.S. IMPACT Study. For those interested, we’ll also discuss how you can get involved with our research. There’ll be plenty of time for questions and discussion, and of course, yummy refreshments!

We hope to see you there!


The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of social scientists, engineers, and development practitioners to conduct research, advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy and program design. Our purpose? To spark innovation and opportunities for those who need it most.

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About U.S. IMPACT Study

The University of Washington U.S. IMPACT Study team is investigating the use and users of public access computing centers through a series of studies designed to gather and disseminate information on the impacts these centers have on the individuals, families and communities taking advantage of their services.