Women 2.0 | Calling all female game-changers for Singularity University
March 26, 2012
Source: Women 2.0 — March 26, 2012 | Susan Fonseca
Scholarships are available to select female catalysts chosen to attend Singularity University. | By Susan Fonseca: Founding Member, Singularity University & Founder, Women@TheFrontier.
Singularity University (SU), a Silicon Valley organization located at NASA Research Park in California seeks next-generation rock-stars to join this summer’s Graduate Studies Program 2012 (GSP12).
Every summer, SU selects 80 top students from around the world to join the GSP class.
Our students comprise a diverse set of forward-thinking minds with entrepreneurial experience and a passion for solving the biggest challenges.
Apply today! Deadline to apply is March 31, 2012. GSP12 will be held from June 16 – August 26, 2012 in Mountain View, California.
If you are a female pioneer, if you are a game-changer, if you want to improve the lives of a billion people — apply to GSP12. The biggest problems of our time require diverse and global solutions. The voice of women, of female change-agents, is critical to achieve the global equitable impact desired.
This summer’s GSP12 class will receive nearly 500 hours of core lectures in topics including Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Biotech, Networks and Computing, Policy and Law, to name a few. In addition, students will attend workshops, site visits and receive cross-disciplinary understanding of the biggest ideas and issues in transformative technologies, their potential implications and opportunities over the next decade.
Moreover the GSP12 class will be challenged with “109+ Team Projects” — the highlight of the 10-week program with the goal of developing solutions with the potential to positively impact one billion people, in ten years. The SU atmosphere of innovation, ideation and intellectual exploration created by a diverse and talented student and faculty body is key to team project success.
The GSP12 Team Project areas include: Education, Global Health, Poverty, Energy, Global Security, Food, Water and Environment.
Singularity University’s students are selected based on three criteria: (1) they are top students; (2) they are demonstrated entrepreneurs and leaders; (3) they are committed to addressing the world’s grand challenges. In 2011, students from 35 nations were selected.
Apply for your spot at Singularity University!
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About the guest blogger: Susan Fonseca is a Founding Member of Singularity University (SU) and the Founder of Women@TheFrontier, an explosive forum highlighting female change-agents that are leveraging exponential technologies and innovative platforms to address global grand challenges.
She organized SU’s 2008 Founding Conference, helped source 1.5M seed funding, and negotiated a 5-year partnership with NASA. Susan is titled “Founding Architect” for her role in building the initial DNA that is SU.