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Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship Match Campaign

$21,488
50%
Raised toward our $42,400 Goal
52 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 13, at 11:55 PM PDT
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Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship Match Campaign

While the matching funds campaign has come to a close, this project is still accepting gifts! Read on to learn about the impact your gift will have.

 

About the Center for Networked Systems

     The Center for Networked Systems is an interdisciplinary computer science research center at UC San Diego.

Who was Alan Turing?

     Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician and a founder of the field of computer science. His work contributed substantially to the Allied victory in World War II through his approach to codebreaking. Despite the importance of his intellectual contributions, after the war, Turing suffered outright persecution for his activities as a gay man. He died by suicide in 1954.

What is the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship?

     Engagement, support, and recognition of diverse communities are key components of UC San Diego’s strategic plan. By developing confident graduates who embrace their differences as strengths, UC San Diego expands the pipeline of talented, agile employees from underrepresented backgrounds.

     Key among these efforts is this outreach to LGBT community-supporting students. Though acceptance and inclusion of the LGBT community has improved rapidly in recent years, its students still face discrimination in their day-to-day lives and they stand to benefit tremendously from active expressions of validation and support.

     The Center for Networked Systems aspires to affirm the importance of future LGBT scientists and engineers by establishing the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship in 2015.

How can you help?

     Your gift can have a tremendous impact on a student’s future and on the computer science and engineering community. Help support a better tomorrow by making your tax deductible gift at any amount today. Click on the "Give Now" button on the upper right hand of this page. You may choose one of our suggested giving levels or give any other amount that you wish.

      You can also help by simply sharing this page. Please use the icons above to tweet, Facebook, and email your friends to share!   Link to the project flier.

      On behalf of the students whose futures are made brighter by your generosity, thank you!

 

This scholarship fund may be converted to an endowment fund if a cash balance of $50,000 is reached by June 30, 2020. For information on endowment funds, please see http://foundation.ucsd.edu/accounting/how-endowment-works.html

 

Is your employer part of a matching gift program ?  Please check here:

http://matchfinderonline.blackbaud.com/MatchGiftInquiry.aspx?cid=45905

 

 

Levels
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$100

Universal Turing Machine

Alan Turing wrote a paper in 1936 in which he presented the idea that forms the foundation of the modern computer: the "Universal Machine"- a machine that is capable of computing anything that is computable. Your contribution is greatly appreciated- with your generosity you are shaping the future!

$500

Codebreaker

Support the Allied effort by contributing! Your gift at this level helps us to break the code of silence and ensures that discrimination against members of the LGBT community in computer science and engineering will not continue.

$1,000

ACE

Alan Turing led the design work for the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), an innovative and seminal blueprint for stored-program computers that provides the basis for most computers currently in use today. Your contribution at this level helps us to build a strong foundation for our scholarship fund.

$2,500

The Bombe!

The Bombe was an electromechanical device based upon Turing's design that was used to help decipher the German Enigma machine. A gift at this level is key to achieving our goal by providing one fourth of one scholarship for one student.

$5,000

Turochamp

Turochamp was a chess playing computer program designed by Turing in 1950. A gift at this level will set us up for a check mate by providing half of one scholarship for one student.

$10,000

Singularity

Alan Turing was one of the founders of the study of artificial intelligence. Your contribution at this level shows a greater than human level of altruism and intelligence by providing one full scholarship for one year for one student.