Opportunities for Students

TASCHA offers students opportunities to learn about the issues surrounding technology and social change and to gain practical research experience. Formal arrangements include research seminars, independent study, courses, and from time to time, employment opportunities.

Research seminars

The TASCHA research seminar offers students an opportunity to gain practical research experience while contributing to one of our projects. This is our primary venue for student involvement in TASCHA. Current and future research seminars will be posted here. View past seminars.

Independent study

In cases where the research seminar does not meet a student’s needs, our faculty and researchers may be able to oversee independent study projects that provide valuable learning experiences and opportunities to contribute to TASCHA research. Contact us if you are interested.

Courses

The University of Washington offers a wide range of courses on issues related to technology and social change. These courses are offered by several departments: the Information School, communication, computer science, human-centered design and engineering, law, political science, and sociology. (We’re currently working to identify and pull together these courses into one list; in the meantime please see CHANGE’s course list.) Currently the university does not offer an interdisciplinary degree or specialized certificate in this field.

Employment

From time to time, TASCHA offers job opportunities, such as research assistantships, for students. Most of these opportunities are project-based and depend on specific needs of our projects. When positions are available, they are posted below.