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Community Outreach

 

I consider community outreach and engagement activities as very important and valued aspect of my responsibilities. It allows me to apply my expertise and talent to the regional and national social, economic and cultural needs. I have been very active in performing various outreach activities in terms of reaching out to the local communities and offering my expertise.

 

 

 

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Contact:

mishras at cs dot colorado dot edu

 +1 303-492-4686

Links

IUCRC: Pervasive Personalized Intelligence

The Colorado Research Center for Democracy and Technology

The CU CyberSafety Research Center

Department of Computer Science

University of Colorado Boulder

 

The C70 Project

 

I have been working with three environmental justice communities (Elyria-Swansea, Globeville and Cole) in Denver that have been majorly impacted by The Central 70 construction project. We are building a socio-technical system comprised of sensors, smartphone apps and cloud servers to understand the impact of this construction on their health & well-being and mitigate any negative impacts.

 

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CU Mountain Research Station

 

I helped install and manage a wireless sensor network at The CU Mountain Research Station that was used for studying extreme environment. Real time sensor data collected from this networks was used in lesson plans and hands-on activities that I helped developed for 4th and 5th grade curriculum in BVSD schools.

 

 

Sombrero Marsh

 

I helped install and manage a wireless sensor network at The Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center that was used for studying extreme environment. Real time sensor data collected from this networks was used in lesson plans and hands-on activities that I helped developed for 4th and 5th grade curriculum in BVSD schools.

 

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

 

I volunteered to give guest lecture as part of the Enrichment Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Boulder. OLLI is a program designed for people age 50+ wishing to pursue intellectual learning opportunities in a relaxed, stimulating, and socially interactive atmosphere.

     Title of the talk: Strengthening Democracy Through Technology.

 

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Cyberbullying Awareness

 

I held informational session and discussed cyberbullying issues in the 5th grade classroom at the Brown International Academy in Denver, CO to raise awareness and take action.

 

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Field Trips (4th/5th graders)

 

I have helped organize several overnight field trips for 4th/5th grade students to CU Mountain Research Station and day-trips to CU campus and Sombrero Marsh (more than ten BVSD schools).

 

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CRA Congressional Fly-In

 

In an effort to serve the computing community and ensure that US Congress understands the value of computing research going on in their states and districts, I participated in the CRA Congressional Fall Fly-In in 2016, where I interacted with lawmakers in Washington DC to help make the case for federal support for computing research.

 

Other Outreach Activities

 

I have been involved lots of other community outreach activities, including serving as science fair judge at Peak to Peak middle and high schools and regional science fair competitions, election judge to monitor the operation of electronic voting machines during the 2008, 2012 and 2016 US presidential elections, and helping develop computing projects for high school students as part of their after-school activities at The St. Vrain Valley Schools Innovation Center.