A number of EDA professors have organized a Design Automation Summer School that is supported by donations from government and industry. It will be held in conjunction with DAC.
Attendance is free, and a few travel grants are available to students and engineers who are between jobs.
The summer school will offer graduate students the opportunity to participate in a two-day intensive course on research and development in design automation.
The school is intended to broaden and complement a limited and often highly focused curriculum in design automation that is currently offered at universities.
The primary objectives is to invest in the education of the next generation of engineers and computer scientists.
New this year: ten seats will be reserved for industrial participants who are ACM/SIGDA members and are currently unemployed or between jobs.
Interested applicants should submit an application on DAC's Alumni Scholarship page.
And if you are DAC in SF end of July, look up some of the winners in the Student Design Contest . You can email Bill Bowhill at Intel for more info on the contest and the winners.