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From: Ann Redelfs [mailto:ann at redelfs.us]
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 8:40 AM
To: Munguia, Antonia; ann at redelfs.us; Mohler, James L; Harriger, Alka R
Subject: Summer 2012: Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Summer 2012: Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates

We are now soliciting summer 2012 applications for students
and faculty mentors for the CRA-W/CDC Distributed Research
Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) Program (formally known
as DMP). The announcement below describes the DREU program
and provides links to the on-line student and mentor applications.

Please help us spread the word by sending the announcement
below to the undergraduate students in your department. We
would appreciate you sending a broad announcement to all
students in your department, AND a personal email to those
students that you think would be a good fit for this program.
(Personal encouragement definitely works best!)

Also, if you will have an active group with graduate students
around in the summer, please consider applying as a mentor
yourself, and also please forward this announcement to potentially
interested faculty - male and female.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Nancy Amato, Professor, Texas A&M University
Co-Director, Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CDC)

Maria Gini, Professor, University of Minnesota
Co-Director, Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CRA-W)

Julia Hirschberg, Professor, Columbia University
Co-Director, Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CRA-W)

Tiffani Williams, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Co-Director, Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CDC)

<<Please help us in making this information available to eligible
undergraduates and potential faculty mentors.  Feel free to post it
and forward it to mailing lists.  Apologies for cross postings.>>

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                                  SUMMER 2012
PAID SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS FOR UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS
                          via CRA-W/CDC DREU
           (DREU was known as the DMP from 1994-2008)

Application Deadline  February 15, 2012
The CRA-W/CDC Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)
Program matches promising undergraduates with a faculty mentor for a
summer research experience at the faculty member's home institution.
The objective of the DREU is to increase the number of women and
students from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities
and persons with disabilities, entering graduate studies in the fields
of computer science and engineering.  The DREU experience is invaluable
for students who are considering graduate school, providing them with a
close-up view of what graduate school is really like and also increasing
their competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and
fellowships.

Funding for the student consists of $6000 for the summer (10 weeks),
plus relocation travel assistance when appropriate.  Additional funds
may be available to support student conference travel, either during
the summer or afterward, and for outreach activities promoting the DREU.

An on-line Application for students and faculty mentors, more
information about DREU, and webpages authored by previous participants
are available at:
    http://parasol.tamu.edu/dreu/
Application Deadline: February 15, 2012
Awards Announced: mid-March 2012

Notes for faculty mentors regarding the DREU Program:

* Cost sharing by faculty mentors is encouraged. The number of students
interested in the DREU program has increased substantially over the last
several years. To enable more students to participate, faculty are now
encouraged to provide funds to support (partially or fully) students;
the DREU will provide travel support for all students.


* All interested faculty are eligible to be DREU mentors. All interested
faculty are encouraged to apply as mentors. Nonetheless, based on the
documented benefits of role models with similar gender or from similar
demographic groups, it is anticipated that DREU funds will mostly be
used  to support students matched with mentors from groups
underrepresented in computing. Hence, other mentors applying should
attempt to provide full funding for their students' stipends (the
program will provide travel support).

For more information about the DREU, consult the DREU webpages
    http://parasol.tamu.edu/dreu/
or contact the DREU Co-Directors at dreu at cse.tamu.edu<mailto:dreu at cse.tamu.edu>

Nancy Amato, Professor, Texas A&M University
Co-Director, Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CDC)

Maria Gini, Professor, University of Minnesota
Co-Director, Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CRA-W)

Julia Hirschberg, Professor, Columbia University
Co-Director, Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CRA-W)

Tiffani Williams, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Co-Director, Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CDC)

The Computing Research Association (CRA, http://cra.org) is an
association of more than 180 North American academic departments of
computer science and computer engineering; laboratories and centers
in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing
research; and affiliated professional societies.

The Coalition to Diversity Computing (CDC, http://www.cdc-computing.org/)
is a joint organization of the ACM, CRA, and IEEE-CS.

DREU is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation with
additional support from AAAI, the Luce Foundation, and USENIX.
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