How to participate in the Spend a Week at SIGGRAPH program, either as a student or a mentor
The goal of the program is to give a group of local area high school students a full week's exposure to the best of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Pioneer mentors work with one or two students before, during, and after the conference. The result means a true learning experience for both pioneers and students.
What a Student Receives
Each Spend a Week at SIGGRAPH student will receive full conference registration and a $300 stipend. Each student needs to be in the local area. There is no need for the student to be directly involved in technology. It's fine to not know exactly what you want to do. Teachers will help in the selection process, so you need to have at least a C GPA. And it's fine for a teacher or parent to accompany you to the conference.
How Can a Student Be Selected
This is really pretty easy. A parent, teacher, or student must contact the local student recruiter for each conference. The student recruiter will build the list for the Pioneers to support. Our current limit for bringing subsidized students to the conference is 20.