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Award: Best Paper at EPOS 2014

My paper with colleague Dr. Carrie Dossick won the “Best Paper Award” at the 2014 conference of the Engineering Project Organization Society.  The paper is published in the peer review conference proceedings and is available here.

Grant: Cultural Contexts of Building Use

My team at the Project on Collaboration, Technology & Organizational Practices was just awarded a grant from the University of Washington Green Seed Fund. We’ll pilot a culturally contextual building energy audit to understand the impact of people on campus for making UW greener.

Our “Building User Audit: Capturing Behavior, Energy, and Culture” will run through 2014.

Award: Venture Labor is CITASA’S 2013 Book of the Year

(This generous write-up from my home department website is about the Best Book Award given to Venture Labor won.)

Professor Gina Neff’s book titled “Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries” was selected as the 2013 Best Book Award by the American Sociological Association Section on Communication and Information Technologies (CITASA). The book award “recognizes an outstanding book related to the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.” (more…)

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