Student Scholarships Available: Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference

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Attention students: Applications are now being accepted for scholarships to attend the 2013 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference to be held February 7-10, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2012. Scholarships covering travel, hotel accommodations, meals, and conference registration are being provided to assure the attendance of those who would otherwise be unable to attend and ensure diversity in conference attendance.

In addition to featuring presentations by some of the leading names in fields related to computing, the Tapia conferences are characterized by their collegial and supportive atmosphere,” said Tapia 2011 General Chair David Patterson, professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. “Tapia conferences are often the first professional meetings many of our students attend and these scholarships help ensure that those who could benefit most from such a conference but may not be able to afford it will still have an opportunity to participate.”

Organized by the Coalition to Diversify Computing, the Tapia conference honors the significant contributions of Richard A. Tapia, a mathematician and professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and a national leader in education and outreach programs. The Tapia Conferences brings together people in CS&E from all educational levels, backgrounds, and ethnicities to celebrate and support the accomplishments of this diverse community.