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March 2018
Volume 8, Issue 2

Welcome to the March 2018 issue of the CMD-IT newsletter.  As part of our celebration of Women's History Month, we wanted to let you know about organizations that provide support to women of color.  
This month we are also pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for our 2nd Annual University Award.  And we want to remind you that all scholarship submissions for the 2018 Tapia Conference are due tomorrow, March 30th.

Last month we encouraged everyone to check out The HistoryMakers website.  The website provided the answer to question:  Which one of the computer scientists was one of the original co-founders of Silicon Graphics, a company that was well known for its computer graphics technology? The answer is Marc Hannah.  Check out his video!

We're pleased to announce that a number of members of our community have recently received prestigious awards.   We've shared this list in the story below.

To include job openings or events in our Community Calendar please contact  Jerri Barrett

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CMD-IT Leadership   
CMD-IT University Award Nominations Now Open!
The Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT) has opened nominations for the 2018 University Award.   The University Award recognizes a US institution that has demonstrated a strong commitment to increasing the computer science baccalaureate degree production of minorities and students with disabilities through effective retention programs. The 2018 University Award is sponsored by  Microsoft, Inc.  The CMD-IT University Award includes:
Award decisions will be based on quantitative and qualitative reporting of results. The qualitative component in the application must include a description of the retention programs in place, as well as details about the unit that awards the undergraduate computer science degree, and details about the institution. The quantitative component must include a five year history of retention data disaggregated by student demographics. 

A confidential report will be produced for each participating institution, including the aggregated data from all participants.   All data will remain confidential.  Past award recipients cannot submit a nomination for up to three years after the award.

Award submissions are due:   June 11, 2018
Submit your Award Nomination

The University Award will be given out at the  2018 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, September 19-22, 2018 in Orlando, FL.  

Celebrate Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month.  In honor of Women's History Month we wanted to share a list of organizations and resources that focus on women of color in computing.  We would like to expand this list.  If your organization or an organization that you know is not here, please email us with the name and web link.  We'll publish the updated list next month.
It is with great pleasure that CMD-IT extends our heartfelt congratulations to these members of our community who have been honored by our field of computing: 
  • David Patterson has received the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award.  Dave was the recipient of the 2016 Tapia Award and General Chair of Tapia 2011. 
  • Juan E. Gilbert and Manuel Perez Quinones have received the 2018 CRA A. Nico Habermann Award. Juan received the 2013 Tapia Award and Manuel received the 2017 Tapia Award, was Program Chair for Tapia 2014 and leads the CMD-IT University Award program.
  • Charles Isbell and Ayanna Howard have been elected or appointed to CRA Board of Directors.  Charles is a member of the CMD-IT Board of Directors and was the General Chair of Tapia 2015 and Ayanna was a Tapia 2011 Plenary speaker.
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Tapia 2018 Scholarship Applications Due 
March 30th!

REMINDER:  All Tapia 2018 Scholarship applications are due tomorrow, March 30, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

The Tapia Conference provides conference travel scholarships for students (community college/undergraduate/graduate), post-docs and a limited number for faculty at colleges/universities in the U.S and U.S. Territories. Scholarships include conference registration, meals during the conference, hotel accommodations, and a reimbursable travel stipend.

Tapia scholarships are generously funded by government and industry organizations. The Tapia Conference is unable to provide scholarships for individuals studying/working at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. or U.S. Territories. Scholarships are reviewed by professionals in industry and academia.  Thank you to all of our volunteers!

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Tenure-track, research-track, or teaching-track positions in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering   Visit Our Website

5 Assistant Professor Positions in cyber security, networking/network infrastructure and architecture, and application and software development, Purdue University:  Visit Our Website!

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science, Pomona College, Visit Our Website!

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