ACM-W Europe August 2018 Newsletter

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ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: Early Registration ends August 30, 2018


Register NOW to attend!

Early Registration ends 30 August 2018. Click here.

Do you wish to organize womENcourage 2019? Submit your proposal by 25 September, 2018.

ACM-WE womENcourage Celebration is organized annually. It is an exciting event that continues to attract women from diverse technical disciplines. They come together to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences through hackathon projects, workshops, tutorials, posters, keynotes, technical talks, panels, and poster presentations. The event provides excellent opportunities for networking through the Celebration programme and social events. womENcourage supporters take part in the career fair and promote employment opportunities with their organizations.

The womENcourage Steering Committee is now inviting proposals for organizing womENcourage 2019. The deadline for the proposal submission is 25 September, 2018. The decision will be finalized by 30 September, 2018.

Please use the .doc template or PDF template and send the completed proposal to the womENcourage Steering Committee: ACMWE_SC@LISTSERV.ACM.ORG. The decision will be made by 1 October, 2018.

News Around the World

HiPEAC Computing Systems Week Registration is open.

Register to attend the student challenge and check out the Job Wall during the event. @CSWAUTUM18 Click here.

How To Encourage Girls in STEM


The Hack4Good Hackathon dedicated to the topic “How to Encourage Girls in STEM” was held on July 28-29 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Six selected teams of motivated girls were competing with their ideas on how to raise the interest of girls aged 8 to 12 years to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics). Many promising projects were presented, including STEM-festival for the girls, thematic stickers design, and STEM-for-girls comix development.

The ACM Ukraine team presented the “STEM for Girls Summer School” project code-named CodeKID with the motto “you can’t be what you can’t see”. This concept is indeed a fresh STEM-oriented mini-course for girls, combined with excursions to offices of IT companies, interactive technical museums, contests, lectures from outstanding inspirers and other activities aimed at increasing their interest in STEM, to showcase the perspectives by examples, and to assure them: “Yes, You CAN”!

Visit the ACM Ukraine Facebook page.

Gender Gap in Science

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists has been launched on May 1st, 2018 and will be opened for answers until October 31st, 2018.

Click here to complete the 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists.

You are welcome to forward this link to the survey to your colleagues, men and women. Invitation letters to participate in the survey are available here in: English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.

ACM Local Celebrations of Women in Computing

If you are planning a Celebration that will take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, please fill in this Registration Form.

All Celebrations are expected to join the Celebrations Facebook page

If your event is not registered by July 31st, 2018, we cannot guarantee funding.

Contact Wendy Powley WENDY@CS.QUEENSU.CA if you have questions about support and funding.

ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines

Celebrating Accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe

Each year ACM recognizes outstanding achievements of its members through awards that cover a spectrum of professional and technological areas and different stages of professional development.

Following the mission of ACM-W to foster women participation in the field of computing, ACM-W Europe invites the community to welcome and recognize accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe who made significant contributions through their technical and professional excellence.

Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines:

  • ACM Fellow: September 7, 2018
  • Distinguished Members: August 1, 2018
  • Senior Members: Dec 3, 2018

Nominations are due January 15, 2019 for the following ACM awards:

Please refer to the ACM Awards website for:

  • Nomination process (How to Nominate and the online nomination form), and members of the 2018 Award Committees;
  • Links to the listing of past award recipients and their citations.

For SIG-specific Awards, please visit the SIG Awards page.

Thank you for joining us in recognizing accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe and ensuring they are nominated for ACM Awards they deserve.