The 49th Design Automation Conference is sponsoring a Professional Development Program to encourage advanced undergraduate students (Junior or Senior levels) and first-year graduate students (beginning first year, or finishing first and beginning second year) to join the electronic design automation profession or pursue graduate studies in this field. This program will introduce students to DAC and the design automation profession through meetings, tours, and by association with a mentor who is an advanced graduate student already working in the area.
Selected Students will receive a free DAC student registration. DAC will then issue funds based on availability and distance traveled for partial coverage of the travel expenses.
The awardees are required to attend an organizational meeting in San Francisco, CA and submit a one-page report describing their experience at DAC. The location and timing of the organizational meeting will be announced later.
To organize this effort, we also need student mentors. Student mentors are advanced graduate students who are already working in the Design Automation (DA) field and volunteer to bring in qualified students from their university or college and act as tour guides for these students at DAC. The student mentors will receive the same award as the student awardees.
How to Apply - Application Process is Now Closed for DAC 2012
Candidate students must be recommended by a professor in the DA profession. The professor must provide a reference letter for the student stating that he/she is enrolled in a major suitable for DA profession, is considering working in the DA profession, or will benefit professionally by attending DAC. The professor should also commit to help the student make arrangements for transportation and lodging at the conference site. The student should in turn provide a brief (2 pages maximum) biography and a short statement outlining his or her goals and objectives. Please include the postal address and a day-time phone number as well. If you are qualified and interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to attend DAC, please send the required documents to Qing Wu via email (mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 13, 2012.
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DAC thanks ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) for administering the Young Student Support Program. DAC also thanks all the sponsors, (ACM/SIGDA), (EDA Consortium), (IEEE CASS) for their financial support of the Young Student Support Program.