ACM MemberNet - November 19, 2009
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- Computer Science Education Week to Encourage Increased Participation in Computer Science at All Levels
- ACM Names 84 Distinguished Members for Advances in Computing Technology
- Amir Pnueli, Distinguished Computer Scientist and Researcher, Dies
- Call for 2009 ACM Award Nominations
- Call for Nominations: Women of Vision Award 2010
- Call for ACM Senior Member Nominations
- ACM SIG Awards Recognize Achievements in Diverse Fields
Conferences and Events
- Graphics Guru, CHI Pioneer, Disney VP to Speak at 2nd SIGGRAPH Asia Conference
- SIGCSE 2010 Aims to Unite CS Educator Community
- ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010 Call for Papers
- Early Registration Now Available for SIGUCCS 2010 Management Symposium
- DAC 2010 Planning Technical Program
- Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2010 Call for Proposals
- New ACM Member-Get-A-Member 2009–2010 Campaign Launched
- Take Advantage of ACM's Lifetime Membership Plan
- ACM Adds Four Offerings to Insurance Program
Online Books & Courses
- ACM's Online Books and Courses Program Covers Wide Variety of Topics
Career & Job Center
- Take Advantage of November Discount for Job Postings in ACM's Career & Job Center
- Call for CSAB/ABET Degree Program Evaluators
- ACM Student Research Competition Winners
- ACM-W Student Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences
- Student Volunteers Needed to Help Train High School CS Teachers
- Graduating Students Eligible for Special Transition Rate
- Deadline for ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards Nominations Extended to December 15
- OzWIT 2009: Australian Celebration of Women in ICT to Take Place December 1
- Midwest Celebration of Women in Computing Provides Mentoring at Regional Level
- Join ACM-W's Membership Email List
- ACM Announces Initiative for Long-Term Preservation of Content in Its Digital Library
- ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation Seeking Editor-in-Chief
- Communications of the ACM Reports: Finding the Fun in Computer Science Education
- Internet Systems Consortium Head Paul Vixie Tells acmqueue "What DNS Is Not"
ACM in the News
- "How Secure Is Cloud Computing?"
- "CIO Blast From the Past: 40 Years of Multics, 1969-2009"
- "Inventing Language"
- "NASA Showcases 'Green' Missions at SC09 Conference"
- "Triple Shadows and Fake Reflections: Future Graphics"
- "Anita Borg Institute, CSTA and the University of Arizona Hold K12 Computing Teachers Workshop"
Computer Science Education Week to Encourage Increased Participation in Computer Science at All Levels
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 6–12, will recognize the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster Computer Science at all educational levels. Recently designated by the U.S. House of Representatives, CSEdWeek aims to highlight how computing drives innovation, economic growth and societal change, and draw attention to the need for an educational system that values Computer Science as a discipline and places it squarely within the national science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) conversation. ACM and its partners will promote CSEdWeek to: raise awareness of the critical role of computing for our global information society; promote efforts to expose students—particularly in grades K–12—to robust Computer Science education; highlight the challenges faced by Computer Science education; and engage supports to prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need for the 21st century. CSEdWeek is a joint effort led by ACM with the cooperation and deep involvement of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), the National Science Foundation, and the Computing Research Association (CRA), and with the strong support of Google, Inc., Intel, and Microsoft.
A robust website will go live within the next two weeks featuring numerous resources and the opportunity to join the conversation through social media channels. A press release on CSEdWeek was posted last month.
ACM Names 84 Distinguished Members for Advances in Computing Technology
ACM has named 84 of its members as Distinguished Members in recognition of their individual contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology. This year's Distinguished Members more than doubled the previous year's designees, reflecting the continued growth of ACM membership and initiatives worldwide. Nearly one third of these honorees hail from non-North American countries, including representatives from Europe, Asia, Russia, Australia, and South America. They include computer scientists, engineers, and educators from some of the world's leading corporations, research labs, and universities. The new Distinguished Members are being honored for significant advances in computing technology that have dramatically influenced progress in science, engineering, education, business, and many other areas of human endeavor.
Read the press release.
Amir Pnueli, Distinguished Computer Scientist and Researcher, Dies
Amir Pnueli, a professor of Computer Science at New York University, died suddenly on November 2 of a brain hemorrhage. Pnueli is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the area of verification, the process of formally proving that systems, such as computer hardware and software, behave as intended by their designers. Pnueli received ACM's A. M. Turing Award in 1996 for introducing temporal logic, a formal technique for specifying and reasoning about the behavior of systems over time, to computer science. In particular, the citation lauded his landmark 1977 paper, "The Temporal Logic of Programs," as a milestone in the area of reasoning about the dynamic behavior of systems.
Pnueli was born in Nahalal, Israel, in 1941. He received a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1967. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, he became a senior researcher at the Weizmann Institute. In 1973, Pnueli founded the Department of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University and became its first chair. In 1981, he returned to the Weizmann Institute as Professor of Computer Science. In 1999, he joined the Courant Institute's Department of Computer Science at NYU, and in 2006 he was appointed to a Silver Professorship.
He also shared the 2007 ACM Software System Award for Statemate, a software engineering tool that allows developers to formally specify the precise desired behavior of their programs.
Read the NYU press release.
Call for 2009 ACM Award Nominations
Each year, ACM recognizes technical and professional achievements within the computing and information technology community through its celebrated Awards Program. And annually, ACM's award committees evaluate the contributions of candidates for various awards that span a spectrum of professional and technological accomplishments. You and your colleagues are invited to nominate candidates for ACM awards, including:
Awards with November 30, 2009 nomination deadlines:
- A.M. Turing Award
- ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences
- ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award
- Software System Award
- Grace Murray Hopper Award
- Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award
- Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics
- Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award
- Distinguished Service Award
- Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award
- ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award: March 30, 2010
- ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award: July 1, 2010
- SIAM/ACM Award in Computational Science and Engineering: September 30, 2010
- ACM Gordon Bell Prize: submissions opened March 16, 2009
Refer to http://www.acm.org/nominations for nomination guidelines and the complete listing of 2009 Award Subcommittee Chairs and Members.
Call for Nominations: Women of Vision Award 2010
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Women of Vision Awards. These annual awards, sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI), honor women making significant contributions in the areas of Innovation, Social Impact and Leadership. Nominations will be accepted until midnight EST on December 11. The winners will be honored at the Women of Vision Awards Banquet on May 12, 2010.
Call for ACM Senior Member Nominations
The Senior Member advanced grade of membership recognizes ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous ACM Professional membership who have demonstrated performance and accomplishment that set them apart from their peers. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is November 30.
ACM SIG Awards Recognize Achievements in Diverse Fields
ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in more than 30 distinct technological fields. Some awards presented (or to be presented) at recent conferences:
Conferences and Events
Graphics Guru, CHI Pioneer, Disney VP to Speak at 2nd SIGGRAPH Asia Conference
The SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 conference follows a very successful inaugural conference last year, where researchers, developers, producers, and providers of computer graphics and interactive techniques found a new international venue in which to newtork and share ideas. The 2009 conference, which will take place December 16 to 19 in Yokohama, Japan, has many of the featured events of the American SIGGRAPH, including Art Gallery and Emerging Technologies exhibitions, Computer Animation Festival, and job fair. Featured speakers are Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Senior Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering; Graphics-technology expert David Kirk; and award-winning human-computer interaction pioneer Jun Rekimoto.
Visit the SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009 web site and Facebook and YouTube pages for more information.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 was recently awarded the Association Conference of the Year Award by the Singapore Tourism Board in the inaugural Singapore Experience Awards. The award recognizes association conferences that have demonstrated excellence in organizing and delivering a quality event. Read news article.
SIGCSE 2010 Aims to Unite CS Educator Community
SIGCSE 2010, the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, continues the long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world to make contact via paper, panel, poster and special sessions, as well as workshops, birds-of-a-feather, and informal settings. The conference, taking place March 10 to 13, 2010, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will give educators and all those interested in educational topics an opportunity to address the challenges of developing, implementing and/or evaluating computing programs, curricula, and courses. The symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction. Lightning Birds of a Feather submissions are due January 15, 2010. SIGCSE will also host the ACM Student Research Competition.
ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010 Call for Papers
The joint ACM-BCS 2010 Visions of Computer Science conference will take place April 13 to 16, 2010 at the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh University, Scotland. This flagship event, a joint effort of ACM and the British Computer Society, aims to energize the computing community and bring it together around some positive and inspiring visions of our discipline and follows the highly successful Visions of Computer Science conference in 2008. Topics include but are not limited to Computer Architectures and Digital Systems; Theoretical Computer Science: Algorithms and Complexity; Logic and Semantics; Non-standard Models of Computation; Programming Methods and Languages; Software Engineering and System Design Tools; Quantitative Evaluation of Algorithms, Systems, and Networks; Artificial Intelligence, Agents, and Machine Learning; Computer Networks; Distributed and Pervasive Systems; Grid Computing and eScience; Digital Economy; Databases, Information Retrieval and Data Mining, and Web-based Computation; Human Computer Interaction; Robotics and Computer Vision; Bioinformatics, Synthetic Biology and Synthetic Chemistry; and Medical Applications. The submission deadline for papers is December 18.
Early Registration Now Available for SIGUCCS 2010 Management Symposium
SIGUCCS, the ACM Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services, has scheduled its Spring Management Symposium for April 19 to 21 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Sessions will focus on topics relevant to IT decision-makers: CIOs, directors, managers, project and team leaders, and staff on leadership tracks. The Symposium consists of three tracks: Strategic Planning, Collaborations and Enriching Services; Innovation: Options, Implementations, and Technical Solutions; and Leadership, Management, and Professional Development Strategies. Early registration is now available.
DAC 2010 Planning Technical Program
ACM's 47th Design Automation Conference (DAC 2010), which takes place June 13 to 18, 2010, in Anaheim, California, is planning a strong technical program that will reflect all aspects of Design Automation. Research papers will focus on multicore/many core architectures, system prototyping technology, and embedded software design and debug, while Wild and Crazy Ideas (WACI) papers will give industry professionals and researchers an opportunity to cover more unconventional technical ideas. Students have until November 25 to enter their designs for electronic systems into the Student Design Contest, which is jointly sponsored by ISSCC and DAC. The deadline for submissions for Special Sessions has been extended to December 15. Submissions for User Track Presentations, due on January 18, 2010, should address the real-life issues that IC designers, application engineers, and design flow developers face. Ideas for the specific design, design methodologies, and design automation topics of workshops should be submitted by January 29. See the submission guidelines page for more information and deadlines.
Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2010 Call for Proposals
Organizers of the 20th annual ACM Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference (CFP 2010), which takes place June 15 to 18, 2010, in San Jose, have announced a call for proposals to help shape the program for next year's gathering. With the theme "Computers, Freedom, and Privacy in the Networked Society," the conference seeks to address how constant connection in social, communication, information, and physical environments impacts freedom and privacy, and how computers can be used to improve freedom and privacy. Organizers are seeking suggestions for speakers, topics, workshops, tutorials, and panel sessions. The proposals should take advantage of the location of the conference, include a diverse set of panelists and new voices, offer a number of perspectives on challenging issues, and explore cutting-edge technology, legal, and policy issues. Possible topics include social networks, cloud computing, surveillance networks, anonymity in a networked world, ethics and computing, accessibility, open source, and media concentration, advertising, and political campaigning on the Internet. The final program will be assembled partly from the proposals. The early bird deadline for proposals is December 1, and the final deadline is January 31, 2010.
New ACM Member-Get-A-Member 2009–2010 Campaign Launched
ACM recently launched its new 2009–2010 Member-Get-A-Member Recruitment Drive, with new prizes added to our already great selection, and an Amazon Kindle® grand prize! Current members are the ideal ambassadors to communicate the advantages of joining ACM to prospective members, and those who participate by telling friends and colleagues about ACM may be eligible for valuable gifts and special recognition. ACM's Online Member-Get-A-Member program is interactive, easy to use, and rewards members for helping to recruit new members. The drive ends June 30, 2010. For referral forms, recruitment tips and tools, prizes and rewards, and bonus gifts, visit the Member-Get-a-Member drive page.
Take Advantage of ACM's Lifetime Membership Plan
ACM Professional Members can enjoy the convenience of making a single payment for their entire tenure as an ACM Member, and also be protected from future price increases by taking advantage of ACM's Lifetime Membership option. Pricing for ACM Lifetime Membership is based on age and current dues rates, and the option to include the ACM Digital Library is also available. ACM Lifetime Membership dues may be tax deductible under certain circumstances (please consult with your tax advisor). Lifetime Members will receive a certificate of recognition suitable for framing, and enjoy all of the benefits of ACM Professional Membership. Show your exceptional support for ACM and its efforts to advance computing as a science and profession, and join over 900 of your peers by becoming a Lifetime Member!
ACM Adds Four Offerings to Insurance Program
ACM has added four plans to the ACM Insurance Program. The new offerings are Group 10 or 20 Year Level Term Life Insurance, Long Term Care, and Group Dental Insurance. ACM members living in the US are eligible. Visit the insurance page to learn more about these programs, and all of ACM's Insurance Program plans.
Online Books & Courses
ACM's Online Books and Courses Program Covers Wide Variety of Topics
ACM's Online Books and Courses program offers 500 books to student members, 1100 books to professional members, and more than 2,500 online courses to all members. With topics from Databases through Cybersecurity to Computer Language Theory, books, courses and references are offered free through your ACM membership. To take advantage of these offerings, go to the ACM Online Books and Course home page.
Career & Job Center
Take Advantage of November Discount for Job Postings in ACM's Career & Job Center
Access the talent you're seeking—take advantage of ACM's Career & Job Center job board to post job openings for maximum exposure. Post a job during the month of November and receive 10% off a single job posting purchase. Simply use the coupon code FALL10 when checking out, now through November 30. For more information about the Career & Job Center please contact Jennifer Ruzicka.
Call for CSAB/ABET Degree Program Evaluators
Are you interested in shaping our future computing workforce while enhancing your own professional skills? If so, consider becoming a CSAB/ABET program evaluator and contributing to the continuous improvement of computing education. Co-founded by ACM, CSAB, Inc., is the lead ABET member society for accreditation of programs in computer science, information systems, information technology, and software engineering. CSAB recruits and selects program evaluators in these areas and assigns them to campus visits. Serving on an ABET evaluation team for a degree program is not only professionally and personally rewarding, it is also an important means of giving back to your profession and supporting its future advancement. If you would like more information about becoming a CSAB/ABET evaluator, please visit the CSAB website. You can also apply directly through ABET's website.
Applications will be accepted through December 31.
ACM Student Research Competition Winners
ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offer a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The most recent SRC winners are from the ASSETS, OOPSLA and Grace Hopper conferences.
ACM-W Student Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences
A program launched by the ACM Women's Council (ACM-W) provides support for undergraduate or graduate women students in Computer Science programs who are interested in attending research conferences. It is not required that the student present a paper at the conference she attends. High school students will also be considered for conference support. Initially, up to 12 scholarships of up to $500 each will be awarded annually. ACM-W also encourages the student's home department to match the scholarship award and recognize the student's achievement locally within her department. Applications will be evaluated in four groups each year, in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences, with two to three awards given each quarter. For application form, notification dates and more information, please visit the scholarships page.
Student Volunteers Needed to Help Teach High School CS Teachers
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is seeking Computer Science college students proficient in Java and other new programming languages and environments to train high school CS teachers in these technologies. Java Engagement for Teacher Training (JETT) and Teacher Enrichment in Computer Science (TECS) are one- and two-day workshops for high school teachers, hosted by college and university CS students and faculty. Hosting a JETT or TECS workshop is a great volunteer experience for individual student ACM members, as well as student chapters. For more information please contact Gail Chapman, the JETT and TECS workshop coordinator.
Graduating Students Eligible for Special Transition Rate
ACM offers a special ACM Professional Membership for $49 USD (regularly $99) to help graduating students make the transition to professional careers, and take advantage of continuous learning opportunities, including free online books and courses and access to ACM's Career & Job Center. This one-year-only transition rate includes all the benefits of Professional Membership plus the option of purchasing a Digital Library subscription for $50. Recent graduates can access this special transition offer through ACM's convenient online renewal form, or by following the instructions on the paper renewal form. For more information, visit the Reasons to Transition to Professional Membership page.
Deadline for ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards Nominations Extended to December 15
The deadline for the 2009 ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards applications has been extended to December 15. The ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards Program recognizes chapters that display considerable initiative during the academic year. All student chapters in good standing are encouraged to apply for an award in any or all of the following categories:
- Chapter Activities
- Web site
- Community Service
- School Service
OzWIT 2009: Australian Celebration of Women in ICT to Take Place December 1
OzWIT 2009 is a regional Australian celebration patterned after the successful Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). This one-day conference, taking place December 1 at Monash University in Melbourne, will offer those involved in the recruitment and retention of women in information technology, including people from all aspects of ICT, teaching, industry and academia, an opportunity to share knowledge, learn, network, and have fun. Jo Miller, CEO, Women's Leadership Coaching Inc., will deliver the keynote address, "Becoming a Person of Influence." Sessions will include "Narratives and Identity Formation: Tech Girls are Chic (not just geek)"; "Global Women and Technology: a Partnership of Change"; "National Approach to Increasing Female Participation in Tertiary Education"; and an overview of the "Go Girl" program. Registration closes November 24.
Midwest Celebration of Women in Computing Provides Mentoring at Regional Level
The Midwest Celebration of Women in Computing (MidWIC 2009) drew 80 women to St. Xavier University in Chicago in October. Continuing the mission of the Regional Celebrations, MidWIC focused its efforts on mentoring young women in computing, inspiring them with keynote speakers, and building their confidence by getting them involved in making presentations. Justine Cassell of Northwestern University provided the keynote address, speaking in part about her research related to helping autistic children. The talk painted an important portrait of computing that female students often report is missing: careers in computing that help people. Yolanda Rankin of IBM Almaden Research Center described research in second-language acquisition, providing another example of socially relevant computing. Kim McLeod of the Anita Borg Institute presented a well-attended and well-appreciated workshop about "crushing gender stereotypes." A research poster session and three lightning talk sessions allowed 52 student presentations, involving 63 participants. ACM-W appreciates the organizers' hard work to build this large number of participants, because previous conferences display an important pattern of students' gaining experience at the regional level and then moving onto national and international levels of poster competition such as the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and the Student Research Competition. For information about additional regional celebration goals and opportunities to host one's own conference, contact ACM-W project director Gloria Townsend.
Join ACM-W's Membership Email List
A note from Bettina Bair, ACMW:CIS Newsletter Editor:
Did you know that ACM-W also offers a general email distribution list for its members? This ACMW-public list is an extremely low volume communication channel for disseminating general information about ACM-W, bulletins and upcoming events. Recently, in an effort to provide better communication with its members, ACM-W combined the CIS Newsletter list with the ACMW-public list. Your subscription will be automatically copied from the newsletter list to the more general one. The next newsletter will contain an interview with Ruzena Bajcsy, reports from our ACM-W ambassadors, scholarship project updates, new regional celebrations and much more!
To join the list: http://signup.acm.org/listserv_index.cfm?ln=ACM-W-PUBLIC
ACM Announces Initiative for Long-Term Preservation of Content in Its Digital Library
Earlier this month, ACM announced that it is providing its institutional library customers with advanced electronic archiving services to preserve their valuable electronic resources. These services, provided by Portico and CLOCKSS, address the scholarly community's critical need for long-term solutions that assure reliable, secure, deliverable access to their burgeoning digital collection of scholarly works. ACM is offering these services to protect the vast online collection of resources in its Digital Library (DL), which are used by over 1 million computing professionals and students worldwide.
Read the press release.
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation Seeking Editor-in-Chief
The ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS) is accepting nominations for Editor-in-Chief. The deadline for nominations is November 30. For more information please visit the TOMACS EIC search page.
Communications of the ACM Reports: Finding the Fun in Computer Science Education
Students are feeling the "joy of computing" at the University of Southern California's GamePipe Laboratory since the school's Computer Science department modified its program to incorporate game-development courses, reports the Lab's director Michael Zyda in the December Communications of the ACM (CACM), available November 23. Citing the overlooked transition from information age to conceptual age signaled by the dot-com crash, he urges CS educators to focus on the "big idea or big concept" before presenting classes on how to build the concept and with what technologies. The USC approach is complemented by the University of Washington, Bothell's ongoing efforts to integrate computer video games into existing traditional CS courses. Professor Kelvin Sung discusses introductory and elective courses, and offers guidelines to ensure higher success rates in engaging students in CS. Communications, the flagship publication of ACM, offers readers access to this generation's most significant leaders and innovators in computing and information technology, and is available online in digital format.
Read the press release.
Internet Systems Consortium Head Paul Vixie Tells acmqueue "What DNS Is Not"
Is DNS being abused? In his latest article for acmqueue, What DNS Is Not, Paul Vixie describes how the domain name system is being misused as a directory service and as a mechanism for delivering policy-based information by Web innovators. The article has stirred up some lively discussion in the comments section and was also picked up by Slashdot. What do you think? Read the article and share your opinion on the site.
ACM in the News
"How Secure Is Cloud Computing?"
Technology Review, November 16, 2009
The recent ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop, which took place November 13 in Chicago, was the first event devoted specifically to the security of cloud computing systems. Speaker Whitfield Diffie, a visiting professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, says that although cryptography solutions for cloud computing are still far-off, much can be done in the short term to help make cloud computing more secure.
"CIO Blast From the Past: 40 Years of Multics, 1969-2009"
CIO Australia, November 11, 2009
MIT professor and ACM 1990 A.M. Turing Award winner Fernando J. Corbato led MIT's Multics project. He says the implementation of Multics was driven by the need for "a higher-level language to program the bulk of the system to amplify the effectiveness of each programmer."
MIT News, November 10, 2009
MIT professor Barbara Liskov, winner of ACM's 2008 A.M. Turing Award, recently delivered the first lecture of MIT's 2009 Dertouzos Lecture Series. She explained how she developed the idea for what is known now as abstract data types.
"NASA Showcases 'Green' Missions at SC09 Conference"
SpaceRef.com, November 4, 2009
Milestones by five NASA research centers in science, engineering, and technology are being showcased this week at the ACM-sponsored SC09 supercomputing conference.
"Triple Shadows and Fake Reflections: Future Graphics"
New Scientist, November 6, 2009
At the second annual ACM SIGGRAPH Asia conference, which takes place December 16-19 in Yokohama, Japan, computer graphics professionals and researchers will demonstrate the most recent developments in graphics.
"Anita Borg Institute, CSTA and the University of Arizona Hold K12 Computing Teachers Workshop"
Business Wire, November 3, 2009
The high level of interest in the first K-12 Computing Teachers Equity Workshop at the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing indicates that computer science and information technology teachers are very concerned about engaging an increasingly diverse student population.
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