Venice, Florida — The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is accepting nominations for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award until March 7. Named for Marie R. Pistilli, the former organizer of the Design Automation Conference (DAC), the award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of women in the EDA industry. This award will be presented to the 2008 recipient at the Workshop for Women in Design Automation (WWINDA) on Monday, June 9, 2008 during the 45th DAC in Anaheim, Calif.
"This annual award is an important way of acknowledging the significant contributions of women to this industry," said Peggy Aycinena, this year's WWINDA Chair: "We look forward to reviewing this year's nominations and learning more about the individuals who are advancing women in EDA."
To be considered, an individual should have been responsible for the launch or management of a successful product that included contributions from women or a program that has created opportunities for women. Nominees may also be leaders within a company or organization that has helped raise the awareness of women or they may have served as a mentor or role model for successful women in EDA.
The award is open to both men and women with technical or non-technical backgrounds in industry or academia. For more information on the award, including previous recipients and nomination forms, visit the DAC Web site www.dac.com/45th/mrpaward.html.