DAC Student Activities Young Student Fellows Program

DAC Young Fellows Program 2024

Attention all students! Are you ready to take your future career to the next level? Then don't miss the exciting opportunity to attend the 61st Design Automation Conference in historic San Francisco as a DAC Young Fellow. 

As a DAC Young Fellow, you'll have the chance to learn from experts in the industry, network with like-minded individuals, and participate in hands-on labs, career coaching, summer school, and fun contests. Plus, we'll cover your conference registration fee and offer grants of up to $1200 to help with travel expenses. The Design Automation Conference funds the program with support from Cadence Design Systems, Synopsys, and Siemens EDA.

The Young Fellows program is the perfect launchpad for early-stage students just stepping into the conference scene. We're calling out to bright minds from every corner of the globe and diverse backgrounds, with a special shout-out to those from underrepresented groups. If you're a full-time student in EDA or a related field and free from June 23rd to 27th, 2024, this is your moment! We welcomed 162 DAC Fellows in San Francisco in 2023. Well, 2024 could be your year to shine in this extraordinary experience. Don't let this amazing chance slip away – apply now and have an unforgettable experience while making new friends!

Laleh Behjat / University of Calgary

Patrick Groeneveld / Stanford University

Matt Morrison / University of Notre Dame

(The DAC61 Young Fellows team)

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  • March 8, 2024: Application deadline

  • April 5, 2024: Acceptance notification

  • June 3, 2024: Virtual opening and meet your fellow Fellows event

  • June 3-28, 2024: On-line hands-on labs and other fellow events

  • Saturday, June 22, 2024: Arrive in San Francisco

  • Sunday, June 23, 2024: DAC Young Fellows Opening breakfast session, Day Program with EDA summer school

  • Monday, June 24, 2024: DAC Conference and Exhibit opens, DAC fellows Poster session

  • June 25-27, 2024: DAC technical conference

  • June 27,  2024: Young Fellows Closing session with prizes, certificates and checks

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