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ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 10 -- The awards committee of the 2007 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference is seeking nominations for the Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversifying Computing.
The award will be presented at the Tapia Conference 2007, to be held October 14-17, 2007, at the Disney Hilton Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Tapia 2007 is organized by the Coalition to Diversify Computing and co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society, in cooperation with the Computing Research Association. For more information about the Tapia 2007 conference, visit http://www.richardtapia.org/2007.
The Tapia award recognizes an individual with outstanding achievements in scientific scholarship, a strong civic presence within the scientific community, and a dedication to the attainment of true ethnic diversity in computing and related disciplines. The ideal recipient will be devoted to the principle of equity in both theory and practice, and will have demonstrated leadership in applying creative solutions to the difficult social, cultural, technical and political problems of diversifying computing.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, August 31, 2007. Nomination letters should be submitted via email to the Tapia Conference 2007 General Chair Monica Martinez-Canalez of Sandia National Laboratories and the Tapia 2007 Awards Chair Bryant York of Portland State University at email@example.com.
To receive careful consideration, nomination letters should contain the following information:
About the Tapia Conference
The Tapia conference series honors the significant contributions of Richard A. Tapia, University Professor and Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is internationally known for his research in computational and mathematical sciences and is a national leader in education and outreach programs. Tapia has authored or co-authored two books and more than 100 mathematical research papers. In addition to his academic positions, he is also Director of Rice's Center for Excellence and Equity in Education.
The Tapia 2007 Conference enjoys the financial support of a number of academic, research and business organizations at several levels:
Gold Supporters: Google, Microsoft, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the Rice University-Houston Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate.
Silver Supporters: The Computer Science Department at Texas A&M University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, and USENIX.
Bronze Supporters: Auburn University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Center for Women and Information Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Contributors: Georgetown University, IBM, Tufts University.
For more information about the different levels of support and the associated benefits, go to: http://www.richardtapia.org/2007/supporters.php.
For more information about the Tapia 2007 Conference, visit http://www.richardtapia.org/2007/.