Computer Society Learning Webinar Series

A Monthly Webinar Series on Computer Society Benefits & Resources

Brought to you by the IEEE Computer Society Leadership

Next Webinar:

Applying for Scholarships: Tips and Guidelines

Peter Mager
Vice Chair, Membership and Geographic Activities Board

Date: Thursday, 7 September

Time: 2:00 PM ET

The IEEE Computer Society (CS) supports student members through scholarship opportunities. These scholarships encourage excellence, and foster academic achievements among computer science and engineering students.  The Computer Society offers the following three awards:

·  Richard E. Merwin Scholarships— up to 36 scholarships of $1000 each; deadlines 30 September & 30 April

·  Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society—four (4) US$1,000 awards; deadline 31 October

·  Lance Stafford Larson Paper Contest—two (2) US$500 awards; deadline 31 October

We'll review the eligibility and submission requirement for each scholarship, and provide some helpful tips on how to tailor your application to suit the requirements.


About the Presenter

Peter Mager

Peter MagerPeter Mager is Vice Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Membership and Geographic Activities Board and Chair of its Awards and Recognition Committee. He was Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Boston Chapter for 6 years (from 2006 to 2012) and still runs its evening seminar series. He has served as a regional representative on various MGAB committees. In the distant past, Peter was Secretary-Treasurer of the ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) and Co-chair of two of its conferences POPL and PPEALS (a predecessor of PPOP). 

He has worked as an employee or consultant for computer manufacturers (DG, DEC, Incoterm), language/environment developers (Intermetrics, Softech), and performance modeling and research consultants (BGS, Mitre). He also taught at the Metropolitan College of Boston University and at Northeastern University. Currently, he writes computer software and explores applications of computer science techniques to computational and synthetic biology.

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