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 January 2020
Volume 10, Issue 1
Welcome to the January 2020 issue of the CMD-IT newsletter.  This month we are pleased to feature a greeting from our new Executive Director, Rose Robinson.

Applications are now being accepted for three major programs:
For Universities interested in applying for the 2020 University Award we are hosting a special virtual event to assist you in completing the application.

We are also pleased to announce that CMD-IT is hiring a new Program Coordinator.  Please help us find some great candidates for this critical position.

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Best Regards,
CMD-IT Leadership   
Inclusion. Innovation. Impact.
Happy New Year!  It is my great pleasure to have joined CMD-IT (pronounced "Command It") as its new Executive Director at the end of last year.  CMD-IT and our amazing community has played a large part of my life for the last thirteen years. My first encounter with CMD-IT was in 2007 at my very first Tapia Conference in Orlando Florida.  I was a black technical woman working at a tech startup and at that time I had seldom seen another technical person of color. The Tapia Conference changed that for me. Suddenly I was in a room full of tech professionals and many of them looked like me.  I realized I was no longer alone, I found my community.

Over these last thirteen years, as I've worked at other organizations, I remained highly involved with CMD-IT and its programs.  I was chairperson for a Code-a-thon held at Tapia in 2014 and, with Black Women in Computing(BWiC), co-organized coding workshops to help teach coding to  local Middle School students from underrepresented groups and low-income kids. It has been a real pleasure to help support the organization and help build our community.

CMD-IT is Hiring
Program Coordinator
CMD-IT is pleased to announce that we are looking for a Program Coordinator to join our team.  If you are passionate about creating inclusive environments and you want to contribute to change by leveraging your experience in managing projects and processes, then this position is just right for you. We are looking for a program coordinator to support day-to-day internal and external operations, support program leadership and execute on new programs and new engagement opportunities alongside our team.  This position is based at our host organization the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. If you are interested in joining us please review the job description  and Apply Today !
One Week Left To Apply!
Academic Careers Workshop
Applications Due Feb 3!

The 2020 Academic Career Workshop for Under-represented Junior Faculty and Senior Graduate Students and Postdocs will take place April 2-5, 2020 in Houston Texas.

The goal of the workshop is to mentor under-represented assistant- and associate-level faculty, senior doctoral students, and postdocs about the academic career ladder. The workshop will include panels of diverse senior faculty talking about the tenure and promotion process, launching a research program, professionalism, effective teaching strategies, and a detailed session on proposal writing. In addition, the workshop will include a discussion about alternative career paths.

Applications are now open. Support for travel, hotel, and meals is provided for all participants through a grant from the National Science Foundation.  

 Applications are due February 3, 2020.

 CMD-IT University Award 
Online Information Session
CMD-IT University Award for Retention of Minorities and Students with Disabilities in Computer Science   recognizes US institutions that have demonstrated a strong commitment to increasing the computer science baccalaureate degree production of minorities and students with disabilities, through effective retention programs. By participating in this program, you are not only learning more about your own diversity and inclusion efforts, but also collaborating with other institutions to understand how their efforts are impacting their Computer Science programs.  You will have the opportunity to share your successes and challenges, collaborate on recruiting and retention programs and create academic environments that prepare C.S. students to innovate for the future.  Nominations are due on June 1, 2020. Award decisions will be made by July 1, 2020

If this is your first time applying to the University Awards, join Dr. Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones,
Professor, Software and Information Systems, College of Computing and Informatics, UNC at Charlotte, for a Zoom event on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET   to learn more about the application process, data requirements, and a Q&A session. You will receive information on how to access Zoom via email.

In This Issue
#Tapia2020 Due Dates
February 3 - Sponsorship Opportunities Open
February 12 - Scholarship Applications Open

March 4 - Call For Participation Submissions Due
March 9 - Scholarship Applications Due for Poster and Doctoral Consortium Submitters
March 27 - Scholarship Applications Due for All Others
Job Postings
Program Coordinator

Director of the Data Science Initiative
Atlanta University Center Consortium

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University

Winthrop University

SRI International

Reed College

Khoury College of Computer Sciences,  Northeastern University

Assistant and Associate Professors
University of North Texas

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