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How digital is your country? New figures reveal progress needed towards a digital Europe
There are plenty of digital opportunities waiting to be unlocked to benefit European citizens and companies. From shopping or studying online, to paying bills or using public services over the Internet - the Web is the answer, if the right conditions are in place. This is the conclusion of a new Digital Economy and Society Index developed by the European Commission.
Posted on 02 Mar 2015
GHC PROGRAM TRACK COMMITTEES
Looking to become more involved with GHC and the Anita Borg Institute? Here's your opportunity! GHC needs close to 500 volunteers to help review scholarship applications that we receive from all over the world. Candidates must be professional (all genders welcome) from industry, academia, government, labs, non -profits, startups. Due to conflict of interests, current students cannot be members of the GHC Scholarship Committee.
Posted on 24 Feb 2015
NCWIT and Microsoft Research Kick Start Academic Programs for Attracting Women to Computing Fields
The NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund, sponsored by Microsoft Research, provides startup funds to academic programs focused on recruiting and retaining women in computing. The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) today awarded $40,000 to the eleventh-round recipients of the NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund. Sponsored by Microsoft Research, the Seed Fund provides non-profit, U.S. academic institutions with startup funds to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting and retaining women in computing fields. With Microsoft Research's support, the NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund has awarded 43 institutions with $505,450 to grow their technology-related outreach programs. Initiatives include professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities, hands-on training, workshops, and more.
Posted on 18 Feb 2015
Step changes by FP7 projects at the European Robotics Forum 2015
The European Commission is organising a workshop during the European Robotics Forum 2015 (#ERF) on 12 March 2015 in Vienna. Some of the successful projects supported under the FP7 work programme will present their achievements and will explain how the results can be re-used. The sessions will be followed by a panel with potential technology users who will present their perspectives on the impact of the projects in their application domains.
Posted on 18 Feb 2015
Call for Exhibition - ICT 2015 Innovate Connect Transform, 11th February - 30th March, Lisboa, Portugal
The ICT 2015 Exhibition will be an integral part of the three-day event alongside a policy conference and networking sessions. We invite interested parties to submit a proposal for an exhibition showcases by 31 March 2015 18h00 CET. If you have A high-tech prototype to show, Results from an advanced research project ready to display, Innovative products less than 2 years on the market, then you can come and join.
Posted on 11 Feb 2015
More Diversity Means More Business: A New UIC Study Reveals the Corporate Sense to Common Sense
In order to remain competitive in today's global markets, workplace diversity and inclusion is increasingly becoming a business necessity in addition to a social responsibility - according to a new study by a University of Illinois Chicago professor, employers with the most diverse workforces also report higher performance in year-end reports. Business performance factors were measured based on average annual sales revenue, number of customers, perceived market share, and relative profitability. In all four categories, the most diverse firms showed numbers at least one and a half times greater than the least diverse. Most strikingly, the mean revenue for organizations with low levels of racial diversity approximated $51.9 million, while the most diverse organizations topped off around $761.3 million. For gender diversity, companies with the highest levels of inclusiveness reported an average of 15,000 more customers than those with the lowest levels.
Posted on 11 Feb 2015
Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing a Diverse Technical Workforce: Data Collection and Strategic Planning Guidelines
Developing a diverse workforce must be treated like any other critical business issue. NCWIT released a guide that can help you collect important data and develop a strategic plan for increasing the meaningful participation of diverse groups in your organization.
Posted on 11 Feb 2015
SWE's 2015 Online Conference, 12th - 13th February
The Society of Women Engineers Online Conference is an annual online event that offers women engineers the opportunity to experience industry leading professional development from their home or office. Earn CEUs and gain access to thought leaders from across the globe at this annual two day experience. This year's online conference theme is Cross Cultural Competence - Key Learnings on How to Work With and Appreciate Other Cultures in the Workplace. Target Audience: Early-Mid Career women who either work remotely or alongside people from other cultures, and/or women who plan to work abroad at some part of their career.
Posted on 11 Feb 2015
Welcome to the Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Application System
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2014, SWE awarded over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $700,000. The application is now open for students who will be sophomores through PhD candidates in the fall of 2015.
Posted on 11 Feb 2015
Supporting Student Engagement and Retention Goals with the Google CS Engagement Small Awards Program
Once students have their first experience with computer science (CS), how do we keep them engaged so that they will continue to pursue CS, particularly at the undergraduate level? This year, 53 CS faculty and instructors from colleges and universities in 24 U.S. states will implement classroom-based programs and solutions to help them answer that question as part of the Google CS Engagement Small Awards program. Each award - an unrestricted gift of $5,000 to the award recipients' institution - will be used by the faculty members and instructors teaching introductory (CS1 and CS2) courses to identify and implement solutions for increasing student engagement and reaching retention goals within their own classrooms.
Posted on 06 Feb 2015

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