2015 Internet2 Global Summit

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Scholarships & Awards

Three awards were given at the 2015 Internet2 Global Summit.

  • Gender Diversity Award – Supporting the attendance of emerging information technology women and early career professionals at Internet2 conferences—thereby supporting their entry into the IT field and the Internet2 community
  • Richard Rose Award – Recognizing extraordinary individual contributions to extending the reach of advanced networking from research universities to the broadest education community
  • Scholarships Sponsored by Oracle and Code42 (see below)

Scholarships Sponsored by Code42 and Oracle

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Code42 and Oracle offered two scholarships, providing registration, travel and lodging for Internet2 community members to attend the 2015 Internet2 Global Summit.*

The 2015 Internet2 Global Summit showcased how we—as a community—are continuing to transform the way research and scholarship are conceived and conducted. Through strong academic leadership, perceptive global engagement, and applied innovations in networking and services, the Internet2 community continues its legacy of expanding the research and education (R&E) community’s capabilities to advance research and academic excellence. The 2015 Global Summit demonstrated a particular focus on the advancement of research capabilities through collaborative innovations in infrastructure and applications.

Scholarship Winners

Sarah Squire Sarah Squire
Identity and Access Management Specialist
University of Washington Information Technology

Sarah Squire is a native of Seattle, Washington, where she has spent years managing complex technology projects. She currently works as an Identity and Access Management Specialist at University of Washington IT as well as a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington Information School. She is passionate about the potential for technology to empower changes in society, business, government, and education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics as well as a Master of Science in Information Management.

Sarah’s Twitter handle is @sarahksquire.

Theresa Semmens Theresa Semmens
Chief IT Security Officer
North Dakota State University

Theresa Semmens is a passionate advocate for information security and privacy. She serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakotaand is responsible for the oversight and coordination of processes for building a university-wide information security strategy and program that encompasses security policies, procedures, and risk management. Theresa has an undergraduate degree in computer information systems, master’s degrees in business administration and management, and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Theresa’s Twitter handle is @TheresaSemmens.

How To Apply

The deadline for application was March 15, 2015.

Evaluation Criteria

To be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must:

  1. Be a full-time staff member, researcher, faculty or student at a U.S. Internet2 member higher education institution, affiliate organization, R&E network organization or U.S. UCAN/SEGP participant.
  2. Be engaged with advanced technologies in some way in current role, either as a designer, implementer, administrator or user (Cloud, Network, Trust/Identity technologies preferred).
  3. Be available to attend the 2015 Global Summit in Washington, DC, April 26–30, 2015
  4. Commit to attend all session blocks, General Sessions, and Sponsor Display Hall hours.
  5. Commit to coordinating with Internet2 staff to be recognized as scholarship recipient.

To be considered, all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, March 15, 2015.

Applicant submissions that meet the criteria above will be juried by an Internet2 panel with two awardees being notified on or before March 30, 2015. The decision of the judges is final.

Questions about the scholarship program can be directed to: gs-scholarship@internet2.edu.

*Scholarships included registration for the 2015 Global Summit only and did not include any optional activities. Round-trip travel was booked by Global Summit event organizers from the airport nearest the recipient's home in economy class. Internet2 provided single occupancy lodging at the Marriott Renaissance Downtown for four nights, checking in on Sunday, April 26, 2015 and checking out on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Ground transportation, meals not provided at the conference, and other incidental expenses were the responsibility of the recipients.