K12 Education Initiative

By: Josephine Giaimo Hello, fellow UXPA members and members of the UX community! The New Jersey chapter of UXPA, in conjunction with UXPA International, is leading an effort to create a dozen ready-to-use lesson plans for middle school and high school teachers in the coming months. Here in NJ, computer science is required to be taught in grades K through 12, but our curriculum standards say almost nothing about UX. As a result, the few teachers who are teaching UX topics don’t have the proper resources to do it well and easily. We aim to change that narrative. UX is a career path that many don’t find out about until college or later, so this opportunity is to educate teachers …

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Call for Mentors and Mentees for the UXPA Austin Mentorship Program

By: UXPA Austin The UXPA Austin Chapter is launching their Fall ’22 UXPA Austin Mentorship Program and are accepting applications for mentors and mentees! This is a 12-week mentorship program beginning Monday, September 12th (09/12) through Thursday, December 8th (12/08), and this timeframe takes into account the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The mentorship program has many benefits for building your UX practice and expanding your professional network. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 22nd (08/22). Sign up for the Fall ’22 Mentorship Program: https://forms.gle/nw9XLPjT8qiY1E1h9 Learn more about the program: https://sites.google.com/view/austin-uxpa-mentorship/mentors Follow UXPA Austin on: Twitter – @AustinUxpa Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AustinUXPA/

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