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NEW: Doctoral Consortium
The Doctoral Consortium, to be held as a one-day workshop immediately preceding the Tapia 2003 Conference, provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers in computing and in computational mathematics, science and engineering. The doctoral consortium has the following objectives:

  • To provide a setting for feedback on participants' current research and guidance on future research directions;
  • To develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research;
  • To provide a new generation of researchers and scientific leaders with advice and insight into academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career opportunities;
  • To contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and participation in conference events.

NEW: Richard Tapia Hall of Fame
In 2003 we will inaugurate the Richard A. Tapia Hall of Fame to honor at most five individuals in computing and related disciplines who have made significant, unsung contributions to diversifying computing. The honorees will be invited to attend the conference, participate in a plenary session on leadership, and receive acknowledgement for their accomplishments. In addition to honoring the honorees, the Hall of Fame will provide a valuable historical archive for young researchers and faculty.

CONTINUING: Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversifying Computing
The Richard Tapia Award is intended to honor a person who exemplifies Tapia's work as a "civic scientist"—a scientist who recognizes that at the center of the complex technological and scientific world are people—and demonstrates extraordinary leadership in increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in the sciences. The 2001 Tapia Award went to Dr. Bryant York of Portland State University.

CONTINUING: Resume Book of Scholarship Recipients
We will continue to publish a resume book of all scholarship recipients, which includes top, highly sought-after, diverse students as well as excellent faculty at the Minority Serving Institutions. In addition to the book, the resumes will also be available online via the Coalition to Diversify Computing's database,