CSC News

April 02, 2012

Dey Selected to Attend Mentoring Workshops

Congratulations to Piyali Dey, a PhD student in the NC State Department of Computer Science, who has been selected to receive student travel awards (travel expenses, meals and lodging) for two workshops designed to mentor and support women in their graduate school studies.
On April 13-14, 2012, Dey will be attending the CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop in Bellevue, WA.  The CRA-W Grad Cohort program, initiated in 2004, aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.  Students will meet for two days with 20-25 senior computing 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.
Earlier this semester, Dey was selected to attend the Career Mentoring Workshop (co-located with SIGCSE 2012) held on February 29, 2012 in Raleigh, NC.  The goal of this workshop is to provide critical mentoring information for instructors, pre-tenure faculty and graduate students in computer science and engineering who are interested in an academic career.  Discussion topics included Mentoring, Teaching Strategies, Getting Started with Research/Finding Funding/Research with Undergraduates, Promotion and Tenure, Time Management, and Balancing Priorities (i.e. teaching vs. research vs. service).
Dey is advised by Dr. George Rouskas.

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