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Aug. 25 Deadline to Apply for Minority Outreach Program

TAMPA, Florida – August 25, 2006 – Faculty members, IT professionals and students interested in participating in the Minority Outreach Program at the SC2006 conference have until Friday, August 25 to submit their applications. SC2006, the international conference of high performance computing, networking and storage, will convene Nov. 11-17 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.

The SC2006 Minority Outreach Program offers a unique opportunity for underrepresented groups to observe first hand the advancements being made in the high performance computing environment and meet many of the leading experts in the fields of high performance computing, networking, data storage and analysis.

The Minority Outreach Program will fund up to 40 participants to attend SC2006. Participants will be reimbursed up to $1,500 to cover the cost of travel and lodging up to the amount of $1,500. In addition to the reimbursement, participants will be given a complementary SC registration for either the Technical Program or the Tutorials Program. The Tutorial Program participants will also receive a pass to the SC Exhibits Hall. The grant award is non-transferable.

IEEE and ACM, the professional societies which sponsor the SC conference series, have funded the SC Minority Outreach Program since its inception in 2000. The program’s goal is to foster collaborative relationships between faculty, IT professionals and students at minority serving institutes (MSIs), and research scientists at major research centers, as well as improving the amount and quality of computational science education at MSIs.

Grant Application Process: To apply, candidates should complete and submit the SC Minority Outreach Program Grant Application Form by August 25, 2006. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance via e-mail by September 4, 2006. Awards will be made until all slots are filled. Complete information on the program and how to apply can be found at .

For more information about the Minority Outreach Program, contact Valerie B. Thomas at  

SC2006 is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (ACM SIGARCH). For more information, see .

Media contact:

Jon Bashor 510-486-5849

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