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Marsha Woodbury <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 11:44:42 -0600
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                BE A STUDENT FELLOW!

           The ACM Computing Policy Conference
               Washington, DC,  May 9-12, 1998

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computing
Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.,  May 9-12, 1998

co-Sponsored by the USACM Committee (the ACM U.S. Public
Policy Committee) and SIGCAS, the ACM Special Interest
Group on Computers and Society.

***What is a student fellow?

Fellows are computer science graduates or advanced undergraduate
students or students in related disciplines who have an interest in
social impact, ethical issues, and public policy.

A student fellow is a volunteer who helps run the
conference in exchange for subsidized travel and
the waiving of conference fees.  In exchange, the student
meets the top people in the field, gains valuable
contacts, has fun, and learns.

*** How many students will be chosen?

         We estimate there will be 20 student fellows.

*** What work will be done?

The twenty student volunteers will do the briefings books
and help during the conference, doing everything from
handling microphones, registering attendees, and
recording sessions.

*** How about this summer?

Three of the Student Fellows will also travel to Washington, D.C.
this summer, 1997, for one week.  This week has been
tentatively scheduled as the week of July 27 to August 2.  During
this preparatory period, the three students will
begin producing online and paper briefing books on the
conference topics.  The three students will have $500 paid
toward their air fare and have room and board provided in D.C.
These three students must also be available in May, 1998, for
the Conference.

*** How do I apply?

First, you should carefully read the
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION of the conference.
To receive a copy, please email [log in to unmask]

You can then apply by submitting (via email) your letter of
application explaining your credentials and interest in these
topics.  If you are interested in participating
this summer, please submit your materials by May 12, 1997.
The three recipients for the Summer 1997 awards will be made
by May 21, 1997.

Other fellows must submit their applications by October 6, 1997.

We hope you'll want to join in this important event.

Dr. Marsha Woodbury,
Chair of Computer Professionals for Social Responsiblity (CPSR)
Director of Information Technology
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Work: 217- 244-4643      FAX: 217- 244-3302
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