[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Travel Award Application - Women in Robotics Workshop at R:SS 2017

Maya Cakmak mcakmak at cs.washington.edu
Wed May 24 08:39:42 PDT 2017

Workshop Overview

Robotics is undergoing tremendous growth in recent years, over a wide range
of important areas, from transportation, to manufacturing, service,
entertainment, space exploration, healthcare, and education. While the
field is progressing forward, both in academia and industry, the percentage
of female roboticists continues to lag far behind their male counterparts.
The third Women in Robotics Workshop is a mixed-audience, women-only
speakers workshop that aims to: (1) raise visibility of women in robotics,
(2) strengthen the community and provide an opportunity for networking, (3)
foster mentorship of junior female researchers, and ultimately (4) increase
the number of women in robotics to close the gender gap. The workshop
features two panels on career paths and robotics entrepreneurship, keynote
talks by women who are leaders in their field, and invited talks by early
career academics. In addition, our workshop will feature a poster session
in which junior women researchers (PhD students and post-docs) will present
their research to the R:SS community.

For more information about the workshop speakers and panelists check out
our website:


Maya Cakmak, University of Washington
Jeannette Bohg, Max Planck Institute
Hadas Kress-Gazit, Cornell University
Elizabeth Phillips, Brown University

Travel Award Application

With the support of our sponsors, we will offer travel awards to selected
poster presenters. Women PhD students and post-docs working in robotics and
related fields are encouraged to apply. Due to restrictions from our
sponsors, awards for students from non-USA institutions are very limited.
Fill out the following form to apply:


Important Dates

Application deadline: June 5th, 2017 (Anywhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance: June 9th, 2017
Workshop: July 15th, 2017

*Please contact rss2017women at gmail.com <rss2017women at gmail.com> if you have
any questions.*

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