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Christopher Frauenberger <[log in to unmask]>
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Christopher Frauenberger <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 25 May 2006 13:27:13 +0200
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We are happy to announce the first workshop for supporters of women  
working in the ICAD community (please see the information below for  
details). We are also fortunate to have received funding from Women  
@CL ( for scholarships for graduate students  
pursuing their work in ICAD fields to assist them in attending the  
Women @CL workshop and the ICAD conference that is taking place in  
London at Queen Mary University of London  (see 
icad2006 for complete information.) Each scholarship will be for the  
amount of 200 pounds and can be used for expenses incurred for  
attending ICAD. It is our wish to especially encourage women and men  
graduate students who might not be able to attend the conference  
without additional  support to apply.

We are currently seeking applications from graduate students in the  
form of a brief one page position statement describing her or his  
research and how attendance at the conference would help her or him  
to develop in this research area. The statement should also include  
an explanation of other sources from which funding has been solicited  
and the individual's interests in supporting women in ICAD.

Interested individuals should direct their questions or send their  
statements to Terri Bonebright ([log in to unmask]) by Friday, June 2.

We hope to see many of you at ICAD!

Women@CL Workshop at ICAD
	21 June 2006
	Terri Bonebright ([log in to unmask])
Sponsored by

  This event will take place after lunch on Wednesday afternoon of  
ICAD 2006.

The provisional structure for the event is as follows:
1 Icebreaker.
2 Past -- 2-3 talks from panel members describing their graduate  
training and experiences in the field.
3 Present -- "lightening" talks from the rest of the participants.
These will be limited to 5 minutes (using a timer) where participants  
can do a number of things, such as talk about difficulties they are  
having for which they need advice; present a research problem for  
which they would like feedback; tell their story about how they came  
to the field, where they are now, and where they would like to go in  
the future. If time allows, there will be discussion within the group  
related to appropriate talks.
4 Future -- where we should go from here to provide: role modeling,  
mentoring, networking (which are the three things that have been  
found to be effective for women in computer science). There will be  
brainstorming to provide plans for the future for both sessions at  
ICAD and other types of activities. For example, would women want to  
set-up "assigned" mentors for the junior members? Would it be useful  
to have a list serve with a moderator where women could send  
questions confidentially and then these questions along with answers  
could be sent to the whole group? Would there be enough women to set- 
up resource groups for specific geographic or disciplinary areas.

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