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Women@CL Workshop at ICAD
We are happy to announce the first workshop for supporters of women
working in the ICAD community (please see the information below for
details). We are also fortunate to have received funding from Women
@CL (www.cl.cam.ac.uk/women/) for scholarships for graduate students
pursuing their work in ICAD fields to assist them in attending the
Women @CL workshop and the ICAD conference that is taking place in
London at Queen Mary University of London (see www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/
icad2006 for complete information.) Each scholarship will be for the
amount of 200 pounds and can be used for expenses incurred for
attending ICAD. It is our wish to especially encourage women and men
graduate students who might not be able to attend the conference
without additional support to apply.
We are currently seeking applications from graduate students in the
form of a brief one page position statement describing her or his
research and how attendance at the conference would help her or him
to develop in this research area. The statement should also include
an explanation of other sources from which funding has been solicited
and the individual's interests in supporting women in ICAD.
Interested individuals should direct their questions or send their
statements to Terri Bonebright (tbone@xxxxxxxxxx) by Friday, June 2.
We hope to see many of you at ICAD!
Women@CL Workshop at ICAD
21 June 2006
Terri Bonebright (tbone@xxxxxxxxxx)
This event will take place after lunch on Wednesday afternoon of
The provisional structure for the event is as follows:
2 Past -- 2-3 talks from panel members describing their graduate
training and experiences in the field.
3 Present -- "lightening" talks from the rest of the participants.
These will be limited to 5 minutes (using a timer) where participants
can do a number of things, such as talk about difficulties they are
having for which they need advice; present a research problem for
which they would like feedback; tell their story about how they came
to the field, where they are now, and where they would like to go in
the future. If time allows, there will be discussion within the group
related to appropriate talks.
4 Future -- where we should go from here to provide: role modeling,
mentoring, networking (which are the three things that have been
found to be effective for women in computer science). There will be
brainstorming to provide plans for the future for both sessions at
ICAD and other types of activities. For example, would women want to
set-up "assigned" mentors for the junior members? Would it be useful
to have a list serve with a moderator where women could send
questions confidentially and then these questions along with answers
could be sent to the whole group? Would there be enough women to set-
up resource groups for specific geographic or disciplinary areas.