The first deadline for womENcourage 2018 is for Poster Abstracts on May 1, 2018.
WomENcourage brings together women in the computing profession and related technical fields to exchange knowledge and experience and provide special support for women who are pursuing their academic degrees and starting their careers in computing.
Join womENcourage organizing team and contribute to the running of the conference! Volunteers are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Minerva Informatics Equality Award” was launched in 2016 by the Women in Informatics Research and Education (WIRE) working group of Informatics Europe (IE). It is devoted to initiatives that encourage and support the careers of women in Informatics research and education. The Award recognizes best practices in Departments or Faculties of European Universities or Research Institutes and Labs that have been demonstrated to have a positive impact for women. It has a three-year cycle with emphasis on a different career stage in each year:
1. developing the careers of female faculty, including retention and promotion;
2. supporting the transition of female PhD and postdoctoral researchers into faculty positions;
3. encouraging female students to enroll in Computer Science/Informatics programmes and retaining them.
The focus for the 2018 Award is “Recruiting and Supporting Female Students”.
The Award seeks to celebrate successful initiatives that have had a measurable impact on the recruitment and support of female students within the nominated Institution. Such initiatives can serve as exemplars of best practices within the community, with the potential to be widely adopted by other Institutions.
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All SIGCSE members are eligible to apply for this small grants program. Ever had an idea for a project which needs just a little startup funding? Looking for a way to contribute to the computer science education community? The SIGCSE Board invites applications for the next round of SIGCSE Special Project Grants. The deadline for this round is May 15.
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Natalie Lytvyniuk, the ACM-W National Leader in Ukraine, with other members of ACM Ukrainian Chapter (https://ukraine.acm.org) participated in the 1-year Celebration of Women Who Code Kyiv (https://womenwhocode.com/kyiv).
Women Who Code (WWC) is the global non-profit organization inspiring women to excel in technology careers that for 1 year long have its chapter in Kyiv.
The event was held in the head office of Ukrainian IT company – Grammarly Kyiv. The celebration started with speeches of WWC Kyiv leaders Khrystyna Skopyk and Nataliia Ilchenko who told about all the great events was organized by the past year.
The anniversary continued with inspiring speeches of leaders of tech-directions. Official part finished with successful stories of WWC members who dramatically changed or grown in their careers.
Afterwards, all participants had a pleasure to enjoy birthday cake and chat one with another.
We are happy to summarize that women encouragement have such a diverse and attractive forms, and we want to thank all the members of WWC Kyiv for organizing such an inspiring and prominent event!
Following is a list of Future European Celebrations as listed on the ACM-W Celebrations website.
ACM-W UK Inspire April 20, 2018 Leicester, UK
Ada’s Legacy April 21, 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan
ENTER April, 25-26 2018 Belgrade, Serbia
IPT Spring 2018 Madrid, Spain
WeEdR Spring 2018 Limassol, Spain
womENcourage 2018 October 3-5 2018 Belgrade, Serbia
All Celebrations are expected to join Celebrations Facebook page
Contact Wendy Powley (email@example.com) for any inquiries about Celebration support and funding.
Celebrating Accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe
Each year ACM recognizes outstanding achievements of its members through awards that cover a spectrum of professional and technological areas and different stages of professional development.
Following the mission of ACM-W to foster women participation in the field of computing, ACM-W Europe invites the community to welcome and recognize accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe who made significant contributions through their technical and professional excellence.
Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines:
ACM Fellow – 7 September 2018
Distinguished Members – 1 August 2018
Senior Members – 3 June 2018
Nominations are due 15 January 2019 for the following ACM Awards:
A.M. Turing Award –major contributions of lasting importance to computing
ACM Prize in Computing – (previously ACM-Infosys Foundation Award): early to mid-career fundamental innovative contribution in computing that, through its depth, impact and broad implications, exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline.
Distinguished Service Award – service contributions to the computing community at large
Grace Murray Hopper Award – outstanding young computer professional, based on a single recent major technical or service contribution
Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award – theoretical accomplishments that have had a significant impact on practice
Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award – advancing new teaching methodologies, curriculum development in computing, or significant contributions to ACM’s educational mission
Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics – recognizes an individual or group who has made a significant contribution through the use of computing technology. The presentation of this award alternates with the ACM Policy Award
ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award – career contributions with the breadth or that bridge computer science and other disciplines
Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award – outstanding contributions to ACM, in both value and degree
Software System Award – developing a software system that has had a lasting influence
ACM Athena Lecturer Award – celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to Computer Science; please note: nominations for the Athena Lecturer Award are now open to all (prior to 2016 only SIG Leaders could submit nominations)
Please refer to the ACM Awards website at https://awards.acm.org/award_nominations.cfm for:
- nomination process (“How to Nominate” and the online nomination form), members of the 2017 Award Committees
- listing of past award recipients and their citations.
For SIG-specific Awards, please visit https://www.acm.org/special-interest-groups/sig-awards.
Thank you for joining us in recognizing accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe and ensuring they are nominated for ACM Awards they deserve.
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