IEEE SSCS Women in Circuits

Rising Stars 2020 Workshop – Sunday February 16, 2020 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The IEEE SSCS Women in Circuits together with ISSCC will be sponsoring the first “Rising Stars 2020” for young professionals and students. The Rising Stars 2020 is an educational workshop for graduate and undergraduate students, and young professionals who have graduated within the last two years, and are interested in learning how to excel at academic and industry careers in computer science, computer and electrical engineering. The concept is based on previous academic rising stars workshops launched at MIT in 2012, however, at ISSCC 2020 we will be inviting all attendees and the public to the educational panels on academic and industry careers.

“The rising stars program is a fantastic opportunity for women to hear from rising stars and leaders in the circuit design field. I highly recommend female graduate students to apply for the workshop. It will allow them to network with their peers and to rise to the top in the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.” – Dina Reda El-Damak.

The ISSCC 2020 event includes two parallel academia and industry career panels titled “Navigating the Assistant Professorship” and “Rising to the Top in Industry” that will be open to all ISSCC 2020 attendees and to the general public at no additional cost. Well-recognized senior, mid-level, and young professionals will be available to answer your questions on navigating careers in either industry or academia. We encourage you to register for the event on the ISSCC 2020 website.

Registration for the panels will open November 2019

In addition to the panels, we will be selecting 20 rising stars in academia and industry to attend a special dinner, keynote from a high-profile already “Risen Star”, and mentoring session. There will be a pre-dinner event introduction and welcome, networking, and poster event for the selected 20 rising stars where leading figures in the solid-state circuits community will be available for an intimate question and answer session.

The agenda is below. Speakers and panelists are also listed below.

TimeSSCS Women in Circuits Rising Stars 2020
4:00 – 5:00 PMIntroduction, Welcome, Posters, Networking, and Photos (invited attendees only)
5:00 – 6:30 PMNetworking Dinner, Dinner Keynote, and Mentoring (invited attendees only)
6:30 – 7:30 PMIndustry Panel (open to public) Academia Panel (open to public)
7:30 – 8:30 PMJoin ISSCC 2020 SRP Program

Eligibility for Rising Stars 2020 Dinner and Mentoring Event

Applicants must be undergraduate, graduate, and young professionals who have graduated within the last two years at the time of the workshop or they must have obtained their last degree no earlier than 2018 and currently do not hold a faculty position. All applications must be submitted by October 24, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by November 12, 2019.

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Note: You will need to create an IEEE website account but you don’t need to be an IEEE member to apply 

Call for Applications: August 24, 2019
Application Deadline: October 24, 2019 (11:59 PM PDT)
Notification: November 12, 2019
Rising Stars 2020 Workshop: Sunday February 16, 2020, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Accommodations and Travel
The SSCS Women in Circuits will not be able to cover travel and accommodations, however, students may apply for IEEE SSCS Travel Grants below.

For more information on the 2020 ISSCC Student Travel Grant Awards (STGA’s) click here

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