Two CS students receive ACM-W Scholarships to attend ACM CSCW 2010 Conference

Publish Date: 12/21/2009

Congratulations to CS Ph.D. students, Meg Dickey-Kurdziolek and Shaimaa Lazem, who have received the Association for Computing Machinery Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) scholarships. The scholarships ($500 each) will provide support to attend the 2010 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2010) to be held February 6 - 10, 2010 in Savannah, Georgia.

Meg Dickey-Kurdziolek will present a full paper entitled "Lessons learned from ThoughtSwap-ing: Increasing participants' coodinative agency in facilitated discussion."

Shaimaa Lazem will preset a position paper entitled "Collaboration in Second Life: Exploring Social Traps" at the workshop "The Changing Dynamics of Scientific Collaborations."

The ACM-W Council is chartered "...for the purpose of creating awareness of, interest in, and the need for elevating the issue of gender diversity within ACM as well as externally." The ACM-W scholarship provides support for women students in Computer Science and related programs (at the undergraduate or graduate levels) who wish to attend research conferences. Twenty such scholarships, of up to $500 each, are awarded annually.