Women have played important roles in the history of computing: think about Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Barbara Liskov, and the many others who helped to define the field of computer science. However, for a variety of reasons computer science programs nationwide have suffered from a gender imbalance in which women make up less than 18% of enrolled students.
Girls Encoded is a series of events run by faculty and students at CSE that are aimed at increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities in computing.
Girls Encoded invites the submission of proposals for initiatives to recruit or retain women and minorities in computer science. These initiatives can address any part of the educational pipeline, from elementary school through graduate school. Following an evaluation of the proposals received, we will select a set of proposals that we will either fund entirely, or we will fund partially and help the proponents identify additional sources of funding to bring their idea to life. We look for ideas that require funding in the range of $500-$5,000. Proposals for initiatives that require larger budgets are also accepted, in which case we may be able to help with partial funding. We expect these initiatives to take place during the calendar year 2017.
Submit a two-page proposal including:
Submit your proposal by January 20, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line Call for Ideas 2017. Decisions will be announced by February 10, 2017.
Posted: December 23, 2016