ACM-W Europe December 2021 Newsletter


In this issue:


2021: A Year in Review

In 2021, the ACM-W Europe had much to celebrate which I would like to share through highlights from our calendar. Two European women, Olga Sorkine-Hornung and Maribel Fernández, were recognised as Fellow and Distinguished members in January. February brought webinars from the European Volunteer Network through Kharkiv University. In March we celebrated International Women’s day with the Azerbaijan ACM Chapter. In April our ‘Breath of Fresh Air: Diversity Heroes’ highlighted the work of Barbora Buhnova for her work with Czechitas. In May, we highlighted many awards that we encourage our members to apply for. In June, to celebrate Pride month, we asked you to reach out to just one person to help them see their potential. Our top media tweet in July focused on the ACM/IEEE Presidential Panel on the Future of Computing. In August, we encouraged you to take part in the womENcourage hackathon because together we build bridges. There is no better way to spend September than to celebrate womENcourage with our friends, our contacts and our allies. We applauded the work of Mary Sheeran on gender through the Genie Initiative during October. We close out the year with Koç University Society of Women Engineers Club as they discuss their high school events. With so much going on in ACM-W Europe having to choose only one item to mention per month is hard. What will 2022 bring? Change, friendship, networks, progress and hopefully the peace to choose your own path. Whatever the new year brings we hope to support you and celebrate with you as you reach your personal goals. Thank you for your continued membership of the ACM-W Europe. Thank you for being you.


Ruth G. Lennon

Chair of the ACM-W Europe


womENcourage 2022, in Larnaka, Cyprus

In 2022, womENcourageTM invites the Arts to join our celebration! The theme of this year’s celebration is  “Drawing New Lines in Science”. This year’s ACM womENcourage 2022 recognises that both the Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) share a focus on creative thinking, problem-solving and experiential, immersive learning. We are celebrating ways in which the Arts relate to STEM, often referred to as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

Event Dates: 21-23 September 2022
Extended Abstracts (and optionally posters) due: 2 May 2022
Detailed Proposals due: 2 May 2022
Scholarship applications due: 9 May 2022
Registration Open: 30 May 2022


ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights

Not on social media? Not a problem. In November 2021, our most popular post on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter was our new blog article, titled “EVN – Koc University Society Womens Engineers Club (KUSWE)”.

On Twitter, the announcement of our newsletter always makes a Top Tweet.

Like our ACM-WE Facebook page, follow us on Twitter (@acmweurope) or Linkedin to get the updates.


Announcements and News

Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines

ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs) offer a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The most recent SRC winners presented at SIGCOMM 2021. The next conferences accepting submissions are:

Learn more about competitions on the SRC submissions page and SRC guidelines for students.


ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines

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. 

To learn more about awards, we recommend the article by the ACM President Cherri M. Pancake, dispelling some common myths about ACM Awards and Honors in the Communications of the ACM, August 2019. One of the myths is that the ACM Awards never honor people working outside North America. Prof. Pancake writes that even though nothing would make ACM committees happier than to recognize the achievements of people from around the globe, there are very few nominations. Source: Dispelling Common Myths About ACM Awards and Honors.

Early Career
Mid Career
Late Career
Area-Specific, typically Mid to Late Career

Upcoming Deadlines:

For SIG-specific Awards, please visit here.

For ACM Advanced Grades of Membership, please visit here.


Thank you for joining us in recognizing the accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe and ensuring they are nominated for ACM Awards they deserve.


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