The Department prides itself in providing a welcoming environment for female engineering students in the areas of Electrical and Computer Systems.
Female students are strongly encouraged to apply and participate in upcoming symposia, workshops, conferences and mentoring events.
CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop for Women Organized by Computing Research Association
Overview. The CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women program, initiated in 2004, is generously funded by sponsors from industry, ACM, CRA, academia, the National Science Foundation, and the computing community. Grad Cohort aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.
At the Grad Cohort Workshop, we welcome women graduate students in their first three years of graduate school into the community of computing researchers and professionals.
Participants will meet for two days with 20 to 25 senior computing-related researchers and professionals, who will share pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. The rewards of a research career will be emphasized. The workshop will include a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. Through this workshop, students will be able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate careers.
Reasonable travel expenses, meals, and lodging will be provided for students chosen to participate in this program.
Eligibility: Women students in their first, second or third year of graduate school in computer science and engineering or a closely related field, who are attending an institution in the U.S. or its territories, or an institution in Canada. Students that have not previously attended a Grad Cohort Workshop will be given priority.
The Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. The celebration, named after computer scientist Grace Hopper, is organized by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery. The 2020 conference will be held virtually at the end of September 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic