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THE TAPIA COMPANION
The Tapia Companion is our official archive for conference presentrations. It is the companion piece to the technical paper proceedings published by the ACM. We hope that the information provided in the Tapia Companion is as useful to you as it has been to our conference participants.

We thank our conference participants for providing feedback that these references are of value to them. We also thank our conference presenters for giving us permission to make their presentation content available to you.

Dr. Monica Martinez-Canales, Sandia National Laboratories, mmarti7@sandia.gov
Dr. Pamela Williams, Sandia National Laboratories, mmarti7@sandia.gov
2003 Technical Program Co-Chairs

PLENARY TALKS
Thursday, October 16, 2003
- Valerie E. Taylor, Texas A&M University, Computational Grids: Analyzing the Performace
- Margaret Wright, Courant Institute, New York University, Seeking, and Sometimes Finding, the Best in Work and in Life
Friday, October 17, 2003
- Warren M. Washington, National Center for Atmospheric Research and National Science Board, Issues and Problems with Diversity (PDF Presentation - 2.1MB)
- Peter Freeman, National Science Foundation, Revolutionizng Science and Engineering with Cyberinfrastructure (PDF Presentation - 4.4MB )
Saturday, October 18, 2003
- Jose Munoz, National Nuclear Security Administration, Technology Challenges in High-End Computing (Zipped PDF Presentation - 6.59MB)

PANELS
Thursday, October 16, 2003
- High Performance Computing
- Diversifying the Computing Pipeline
- Defining and Sustaining Quality Mentoring
- Advice to Early Career Professionals from the Trenches

Friday, October 17, 2003
- Where are all the Leaders? Closing the Leadership Gap
- Politically Incorrect, Fast Pitch, Hardball Or Asking the Hard Questions about Diversity in Computing: An Inquisition of Richard Tapia
- Navigating the Tenure Process: A Diverse Prospective
- Grant Proposal Development Tips from the Experts

Saturday, October 18, 2003
- The Hows and Whys of Graduate School: A Graduate Education
- Equal Opportunity Disenfranchisement: Who Gets to Count Your Vote?
     Last updated: 9/7/03 (MMC)