What's happening this week
It's a quiet week, but still some great events happening. Check out Badger Blockchain's event with Elan Halpern from Alchemy.

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Events...
Monday: Wisconsin Idea Grant Information Session
Date: October 25
Time: 5 - 6 PM
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: Morgridge Center for Public Service

Do you have an idea for how to solve a local or global problem? The Wisconsin Idea Fellowship (WIF) might be perfect for you. This program supports undergraduates working individually or in teams to solve problems alongside community partners. Funding of up to $7,000 is available. Learn more here and come to an info session to start planning your project!

Interested but unable to attend? This session will be repeated November 3 (in person). Stay tuned for more details.
Monday: Badger Blockchain hosts Elan Halpern of Alchemy
Date: October 25
Time: 6 - 7 PM
Location: In person at 1185 Grainger Hall OR join the Zoom call (password qwZA1j)
Hosted by: Badger Blockchain

Elan Halpern will be giving a talk about Alchemy, the company she works for, and the blockchain space in general and how to learn more / get involved. 
 
Alchemy is providing a service to decentralized applications (dApps) to run on. They are like Amazon Web Services, but for blockchain related apps and services. 70% of dApps run on Alchemy. They were also recently featured on the Forbes FinTech 50. You can learn more about Elan on her LinkedIn here.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Hunter Goff (hfgoff@wisc.edu). You can also reach out to our president, Mitch Schneider. His email is mrschneider2@wisc.edu
 
Check out next week's newsletter for a Grad School Q+A with SACM (+ more!)
...and Things
University of Sydney Research Study
Looking for students to evaluate a system, the questionnaire will be hosted online, and it is expected to take 40 mins. You will receive an US-based Amazon.com gift card as a thank-you for your participation.


This study has the full approval from the University of Sydney Human Ethics Research Committee (Project No.: 2021/287)
Call for Proposals: Data Science Research Bazaar
UW-Madison’s Data Science Hub seeks lightning talk, poster, interactive discussion, workshop and art submissions for its third annual Data Science Research Bazaar. Focused on the theme of Data and Communities: Sharing and Protecting Data, the Research Bazaar will include in-person and virtual options throughout February 2022.

Please see the attached flyer for details. Proposals due November 30.
...and some more Things
Student Spotlight: Game Design Certificate
Interested is learning more about Game Design? Check out this article, which features CS major Aidan Myers, who gives it this review: “Try out the certificate – the teaching staff for these classes are amazing, and I sincerely doubt that you won’t have fun in the process."
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