In an effort to improve the representation of women and minorities in computer science, the ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) has applied to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for funds for travel grants to permit faculty from colleges with high female and/or minority enrollment to attend the teaching-track (Track II) tutorials on June 15, 1997 at the 1997 ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation ( PLDI '97) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tutorial attendees also are eligible to receive funding to attend the conference, June 16-18, 1997. Funding is expected from the NSF to supply travel grants of up to $1,000 per person. SIGPLAN will cover the registration fees for both the tutorials and the conference. Faculty members attending the tutorials and conference will be exposed to state-of-the-art research in programming languages, provided with materials and training that will help them improve their existing curricula and/or introduce new curricula, and encouraged to establish links with other participants.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a faculty member in good standing at a college with high female and/or minority enrollment, actively involved in undergraduate teaching of computer science, and without other sources of funding to attend the tutorials and/or conference.
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Award recipients will be notified by May 1, 1997.
Updated by Debbie Campbell (email@example.com)
Posted March 14, 1997