[Equal] ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions
within Computer Science and Informatics
sabine.susstrunk at epfl.ch
Tue Nov 24 08:27:53 MET 2009
Reminder: Nov 30th deadline. Any nominations, especially of women, are
Sabine Susstrunk wrote:
> Dear all
> Below you will find the call for nomination for the ACM Eugene L. Lawler
> Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and
> Informatics. Highlights are:
> - the person being nominated does NOT have to be a computer scientist,
> but must have used computer science, technology, and/or informatics in
> the large (inclusive sense) to do good. A group can also qualify, it
> does not have to be an individual.
> - the deadline is November 30th.
> I would appreciate it if you think of someone (some group) deserving to
> nominate them. Note that it would really be nice to have strong women
> candidates ;-)
> thanks and best regards - sabine süsstrunk
> The ACM is currently accepting nomination for the Lawler award for
> Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics.
> Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2009. For a list of
> previous award recipients visit www.acm.org/awards.
> Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer
> Science and Informatics
> This award is to recognize an individual or a group who have made a
> significant contribution through the use of computing technology. The
> award is intentionally defined broadly. The professional credentials of
> the recipient(s) are not important. The recipient(s) need never to have
> earned a degree or published a paper, or even be considered to be a
> computer professional. The emphasis of the Award Committee will be on
> the significance of the contribution itself, within the prescribed areas
> of technology for humanitarian contributions in the field of computing.
> Some examples of the types of contributions that this award is created
> to recognize are: technology for social justice, access to education,
> economic empowerment, application of computer technology to aid the
> disabled; creative research concerning intellectual property issues;
> expansion of educational opportunities in Computer Science for women and
> underrepresented minorities; application of computers or computing
> techniques in the developing countries.
> This ACM award was established in honor of Eugene Lawler who was a
> professor at UC Berkeley. Eugene Lawler was a unique individual in
> computing who was concerned not just about technology but about social
> justice, improvement of humanity, and the questions of how technology
> influences and shapes society and social structures. Can technology be a
> force for good and fairness? Gene's interest in inclusion led him to
> pioneer the first women's re-entry program, which created an
> educational path for talented women to return to school and pursue a
> degree in computer science. His influence on the entire Berkeley
> curriculum was unusual as he created courses that dealt with
> technology’s ability to influence politics, government, and social
> institutions. In short, he was a role model for fairness and equity and
> asked all of us to ponder these issues and think about our roles as
> technologists in our evolving social, political, and economic world.
> Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2009. They should be
> submitted to the chair, Nina Bhatti, at nina.bhatti at hp.com. The
> submission should include:
> 1) Name, email, mailing address, and phone number of person making the
> 2) Name, email and mailing address of candidate for whom an award is
> 3) A statement (between 200 and 500 words long) as to why the candidate
> deserves the particular award.
> 4) The name(s) and address(es) or telephone number(s) of others who
> agree with the recommendation and their supporting statements.
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