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May 21, 2014

Students Attend CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop

Ten graduate students in the NC State Department of Computer Science were selected to attend the  Computer Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) Graduate Cohort Workshop held on April 11-12, 2014.  This workshop, held in Santa Clara, CA, provides mentoring support for women in the first three years of their graduate studies in computing.  
Two students, Irena Rindos and Peipei Wang, were selected for CRA-W funding, which included travel expenses, meals and lodging.  The other participants from NC State included:  Aysu Exen Can, Vernoica Catete, Anwesha Das, Payal Godhani, Meghambari Khavnekar, Tao Lu, Aradhana Singh, and Manijiri Tapaswi.
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.
For more information on the CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop, click here.

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