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Month: October 2016

Taking ASIST 2016 by Storm

Taking ASIST 2016 by Storm

Ever wondered what it’s like to attend a major information science conference? Want to know what happened when a group of InfoSeekers traveled to Copenhagen to present their research? This post is your chance to find out.

ASIST–or the Association for Information Science and Technology–held its 2016 conference in Copenhagen this past October. Former and current InfoSeekers attended the conference to present their research, network with both students and prominent data scientists, and even accept some well-deserved awards.


We had quite a few Seekers present their work during the President’s Reception Featuring Posters. Everyone worked especially hard to create visually pleasing, informative posters and “pitch” their research to other attendees. Topics included accessibility for visually impaired persons, conquering information seeking barriers, social media, collaborative information retrieval, and more.


Lab members Yiwei Wang and Manasa Rath also each received $500 student travel awards during the SIG USE Symposium.


And it wasn’t all work and no play! Past and present InfoSeekers were able to get together and enjoy a fun evening.


We’ll soon show you what happens at the next conference, but until then, feel free to read more about these and other accomplishments on our website.