CU-Boulder Engineering College Hosts Gill Diversity Conference April 7-8

March 24, 2000

Student leaders from minority and women engineering student organizations throughout the Rocky Mountain region will attend the "Gill Diversity Conference: Making Dilbert’s World Diverse" at the University of Colorado at Boulder April 7-8.

The conference, to be held at the Regal Harvest House Hotel, is made possible by a grant from the Gill Foundation. Tim Gill, chairman and chief technology officer of Quark, Inc., and a CU-Boulder alumnus, set up the foundation to support civil rights and educational organizations.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Women in Engineering Program and the Success in Engineering through Excellence and Diversity (SEED) program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder.

Students will attend workshops on leadership success, organizational structure and dynamics, fund-raising and other topics. The conference will begin with the 14th annual SEED banquet on Friday evening. The keynote speaker will be Antoinette Torres, vice president of academic affairs at the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

Speaking at the Saturday luncheon will be Sandra Begay-Campbell, executive director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

For more information, call (303) 492-0539.

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