|Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility|
CPSR E$$ay Contest - 2001-2002
Students will be awarded prizes and have their work published!
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility is committed to educating the public and our profession on the social implications inherent in today's information technology. The CPSR Essay Contest is intended to further that commitment, by encouraging faculty members to integrate topics of social responsibility of information technology into their coursework, and encouraging students to consider the issues effecting their lives.
CPSR is looking for papers that will advance its work over the year within its Working Groups and interests:Community Networks   Cyber-Rights     DNS/Internet Governance     Computers in Education
Papers must be the original work of students enrolled at accredited schools during the time that the paper is written, and not previously published. Papers may be dual purpose in that they satisfy a class requirement. A faculty member from the student's school must be willing to certify that writers were enrolled during the time that the paper was written, and that, to the best of their knowledge, the work is original. Faculty do not need to agree with the paper's conclusions.
Papers should be no more than 2,500 words in an easily email-shared format among Macintosh and PC software (i.e. text only or Word). Papers may include text and graphics. The body of the paper must not identify the author, sponsor, or school, so that judging is performed entirely anonymously.
Required Removable Cover Sheet Information:
Title, Author Name, Address, Phone Number, Email, Author School Affiliation and Status (undergraduate or graduate), Sponsor Name, Address, Phone Number, Email, and Abstract.
The body and removable cover sheet should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the appropriate Working Group, Topic, and/or Title as the Subject (see http://www.cpsr.org for essay suggestions).
Judges will be members of the appropriate CPSR Working Group or general membership. Judges cannot submit or sponsor papers for the Essay Contest during the year. Papers judged most relevant to CPSR, with strong content and style, will be published on CPSR's web pages and awarded $100 (to be shared among any co-authors).
Up to two students may be selected to present their paper(s) at the CPSR Annual Meeting 2002 , and receive $500, along with budget travel expenses to attend. These selections are the final judgment of CPSR. A paper may be withdrawn from the contest by the author up to the time that it is scheduled for publication. After that time, it may not be withdrawn. Deadline for submissions are December 1, 2001 and May 1, 2002. Judgments will be made in February 2002 and July 2002.
This contest may be repeated after the 2002 summer recess. CPSR can terminate the contest at any time, and can stop accepting papers for any period of time.
CPSR is not responsible for saving papers, or following up or responding to participants. Entries not meeting contest requirements will not be considered.
Participating students and faculty may join or renew their memberships in CPSR for one year for $15 and $25, respectively.
Community Networks Working Group
How can community networkers around the world (in both developed and developing countries) work more efffectively as a cooperative network to help gain increased legitimacy, build financial sustainability and foster inclusion and democracy?
Cyber-Rights Working Group
Education Working Group
Computing and the Environment Working Group
2. The Environmental Impact of Telecommuting