The A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Program at DAC 2016 Is Now Accepting Submissions
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The A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Program at DAC 2016 Is Now Accepting Submissions

An opportunity for students to engage in the premier event focused on design and automation of electronic systems

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 10, 2016 — In honor of the memory of Dr. A. Richard Newton, the Design Automation Conference (DAC) is pleased to offer The Newton Young Student Fellow Program sponsored by Synopsys . This program actively supports the next engineering generation by enabling young students at the beginning of a career to enter the dynamic world of design and automation of electronic systems. Each Young Student Fellow will actively engage in DAC through a number of events, including meetings with design automation luminaries, attendance at technical sessions and exhibits, participation in student-related events at DAC, and a poster session designed to introduce each Young Student Fellow to the DAC community.

Each selected Fellow will receive a free DAC full conference registration including tutorials. In addition, DAC will issue partial travel grants to cover travel expenses, subject to some matching funds from the student’s advisor or university.

The awardees will participate in the following activities during the conference:

The awardees are required to actively participate in all the events in this program and to share their experiences at DAC on social media outlets at least twice daily.

For over 52 years, DAC has striven to foster a vibrant worldwide community of electronic design and embedded systems professionals along with improving the diversity among attendees. This program is specifically designed to give young students their first experience with EDA.

Preference is given to junior or senior undergraduates in Engineering; to under-represented demographics such as woman and minorities; to students in smaller research groups; to students pursuing a Master degree and pre-candidacy PhD students. In past years, DAC has sponsored over 70 students as part of this program.

“DAC is the premier technical conference in design automation. One of the lesser known jewels is the Newton Young Student program,” said Anne Cirkel, the 52nd DAC Past Chair. “The program provides an incredible opportunity for students to participate in DAC activities, to initiate them into our unique electronic design ecosystem. I’m especially grateful for the support we received from Synopsys, underlining the unique value the program offers not only to the students but also to the broader industry.”

To apply for a Newton Young Student Fellowship, applicants must complete the application form. The submission site is open now through March 25, 2016. Qualifying students will be notified by April 22, 2016. Conference participation will be June 5 – 9, 2016 at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas.

About DAC

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems and for electronic design automation (EDA). Members of a diverse worldwide community from more than 1,000 organizations attend each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives, and researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.

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