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“Bibliography-building Game” Exercise

By using this resource, students learn (1) how to perform a thorough literature search using the proper resources and processes, and (2) how to distinguish between good and bad sources.

Audience: Faculty, Undergraduate Students
Goal: Mentoring | Program: CREU
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10 Women in Networking/Communications That You Should Watch

N2Women is very excited to announce the inaugural list of “10 women in networking/communications that you should WATCH.” The women nominated have all had impact on our field, early in their careers.

Audience: Undergraduate Students
Goal: Leadership | Program: External Resource
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Academia vs Industry: Choose Your Own Adventure

Slides from the Grad Cohort 2017 Workshop. This session focuses on the difference in research positions and opportunities in industry and academia. It describes expectations and challenges in both.
Audience: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Goal: Leadership | Program: Grad Cohort
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Academic Career Paths and Job Search

Slides from the Grad Cohort 2017 Workshop.  This session focused on the different career paths in academia.  Consider research, teaching, and service, and how they differ by institution and position.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: Grad Cohort
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Academic Negotiation

As a faulty member, how can you ensure that you have all that you need? This session discussed negotiating strategies for those in academia.

 

 

Audience: Faculty, Researcher
Goal: Negotiation | Program: Mid Career Mentoring Workshop
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Academic Negotiations

This discussion focuses primarily on advice about time and life management in the early years through negotiations. Topics include how and when to ask, how to say no, and how to find resources.

Audience: Faculty
Goal: Negotiation | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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Accelerated Cloth Simulation for Virtual Try-On

Get the slides, recording and FAQ from Tanya Amert’s research presentation of her recent Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall on accelerated cloth simulation for virtual try-on and Graduate School Applications 101.

Audience: Undergraduate Students
Goal: Research | Program: Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Series
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Advising & Supervising Grad Students

Successful strategies for advising and supervising graduate students in research, e.g., strategies for effective communication, creating a productive environment, and guiding professional development.
Audience: Faculty, Researcher
Goal: Mentoring | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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Advising Grad Students

This workshop discussed successful strategies for advising graduate students in research; strategies for effective communication, creating a productive environment, and more.

Audience: Faculty
Goal: Mentoring | Program: Grace Hopper
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Balance Demands

This Grace Hopper 2016 session addressed how faculty can balance the various demands of academia, including teaching, research and service.

Audience: Faculty
Goal: Leadership | Program: Grace Hopper
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Balancing Graduate School and Personal Life

Slides from the Grad Cohort 2015 Workshop. This session addressed strategies for maintaining balance and a positive perspective in your life during graduate school and throughout your career.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: Grad Cohort
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Balancing Graduate School and Personal Life

Slides from the Grad Cohort 2017 Workshop. This session addressed strategies for maintaining balance and positive perspective during graduate school & your career.
Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School, Leadership | Program: Grad Cohort
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Being an Effective Leader

This panel covered strategies for building and being recognized for your leadership skills, and establishing a long-term leadership role.

Audience: Faculty, Researcher
Goal: Leadership | Program: Mid Career Mentoring Workshop
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Best Practices for Mentors

Learn to be a better mentor by using these best practices recommended by past Career Mentoring Workshop speakers.

Audience: Faculty
Goal: Mentoring | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop, Mid Career Mentoring Workshop
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Building Self Confidence

Slides from the Grad Cohort 2017 Workshop.  This session addressed the confidence crisis that graduate students often face and how to persist towards your goals and milestones.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: Grad Cohort
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Building Self Confidence

Slides from Grad Cohort 2015 Workshop. This session addressed the confidence crisis that grad students often face: how to recover from not doing as well as you expected.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: Grad Cohort
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Building Self Confidence

This session at Grace Hopper 2015 addressed the confidence crisis that graduate students often face. The discussion focused on issues and rewards of continuing towards goals and milestones in grad school.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: Grace Hopper
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Building Your Academic Professional Network

This Grace Hopper 2016 session addressed how to build an academic professional network. Discussing the benefits of building a professional network, networking skills, and more.

Audience: Faculty
Goal: Networking | Program: Grace Hopper
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Building Your Professional Persona

This session will address the dos and don’ts of building a professional image. Topics will include web presence, dissemination of technical contributions, and professional ethics.
Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Networking | Program: Grad Cohort
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Building Your Professional Persona

The dos and don’ts of building a professional image. Including web presence (personal pages and social media), dissemination of technical contributions, and professional ethics.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Leadership | Program: Grad Cohort
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Career Mentoring Workshop Highlights (1993-1999)

This publication is a culmination of a decade of information provided at the CRA-W Career Mentoring Workshops from 1993-1999.

Audience: Faculty, Researcher
Goal: Mentoring | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop, Mid Career Mentoring Workshop, Publication
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Choosing a Dissertation Topic

Slides from the Grad Cohort 2017 Workshop.  This session discussed key aspects of a thesis proposal including how to choose your committee and prepare your proposal defense.
Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: Grad Cohort
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CRA-E PhD in CS videos

Choosing a PhD in Computer Science

This CRA-E resource was designed in conjunction with award-winning producer Patrick Sammon (co-producer of “Codebreaker”) to explain the benefits of pursuing a PhD in CS.

Audience: Undergraduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: External Resource
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Classroom Strategies

This session discusses practical tips for effective computer science teaching and reviews the current pedagogy theories and strategies. Best practices for conducting education research are given.

Audience: Faculty
Goal: Leadership | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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Code Reading Exercise

This exercise helps mentors teach their students how to read and analyze someone else’s code.

Audience: Faculty, Undergraduate Students
Goal: Mentoring | Program: CREU, DREU
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CRA-W Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

This video was created in celebration of CRA-W’s 25th anniversary, providing an overview of the subcommittee’s mission and various programs.

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Researcher, Undergraduate Students
Goal: Leadership | Program: Other
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CRA-W GHC Research Scholars Passport

Participants of the CRA-W GHC 2016 Research Scholars program will use this passport to navigate the conference to have a better understanding of the activities that are provided for undergraduate students.

Audience: Undergraduate Students
Goal: Research | Program: Grace Hopper
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Graduate Student RL Audience

Create a Better Environment in your Research Group

This one pager highlights advice from past Grad Cohort workshops, how working in a research group might not always be easy, but explains how having a strategy will help you create a better environment.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Research | Program: Grad Cohort
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Designing Healthcare Robots for Children with Special Needs

Get the slides, recording and FAQ from Ayanna Howard’s webinar on Designing Healthcare Robots for Children with Special Needs and Finding and Making the Most of an Undergraduate Research Experience.

Audience: Undergraduate Students
Goal: Research | Program: Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Series
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Early Career Mentoring Workshop FCRC 2015 Program

At FCRC 2015, CRA-W hosted an early and mid career mentoring workshop. Sessions covered topics ranging from promotion, mentoring, and networking for industry, lab and academic researchers.

Audience: Researcher
Goal: Leadership | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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Early Career Mentoring Workshop SIGCSE 2015 Program

View the program from the Early-CMW at SIGCSE 2015 workshop. Includes sessions, speakers, and information on the location of the 2015 workshop.

Audience: Faculty
Goal: Mentoring | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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Effective Leadership

This session at Grace Hopper 2015  session covers strategies for building a long-term leadership role in your organization including communication, developing consensus, delegating, and recognizing others.

Audience: Faculty, Researcher
Goal: Leadership | Program: Grace Hopper
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Effective Leadership

This panel covered strategies for building and being recognized for your leadership skills. Strategies for building a long-term leadership role in your organization and recognition of others.

Audience: Faculty, Researcher
Goal: Leadership | Program: Mid Career Mentoring Workshop
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Effective Teaching and Class Management

This session discussed how to plan, manage, run and assess a course, covering evaluations, large enrollments, teaching assistants, and more.

Audience: Researcher
Goal: Leadership | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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Effective Teaching and Class Management

This Grace Hopper 21016 session addressed how faculty can teach more effectively and better manage classes. Discussing interactive teaching methods, class planning, course evaluations and more.

Audience: Faculty
Goal: Leadership | Program: Grace Hopper
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Effective Teaching and Class Management

This workshop focused on how to plan, manage, run and assess a course, as well as deal effectively with large enrollments, Teaching Assistants and more.

Audience: Researcher
Goal: Leadership | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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Effective Teaching/Class Management

This session discussed how to plan, manage, run and assess a course; covering large enrollments, evaluations, online teaching, and more.

Audience: Faculty, Researcher
Goal: Leadership | Program: Mid Career Mentoring Workshop
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Elevator Talk Exercise

Students learn how to give a brief 2-5 minutes overview of their research interests and start a conversation about research.

Audience: Faculty, Undergraduate Students
Goal: Mentoring | Program: CREU, DREU
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Enabling Science Breakthroughs Using Computer Science

Get the slides, recording and FAQ from Deb Agarwal’s webinar on Enabling Science Breakthroughs Using Computer Science and the mentoring session on ‘Becoming a Leader’.

Audience: Undergraduate Students
Goal: Research | Program: Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Series
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Ensuring Your Visibility

 This session highlighted different approaches on how to gain visibility and recognition within an organization, and how to decide which one is right for your goals and personality.

Audience: Researcher
Goal: Research | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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Entrepreneurial Opportunities & Skills

This session will discuss some of the benefits, and drawbacks of pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. It will describe what skills are critical for such ventures and how to identify entrepreneurial opportunities.
Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Leadership | Program: Grad Cohort
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Financially Supporting Your Graduate Education

Slides from the Grad Cohort 2017 Workshop.  This session focused on how to identify financial support for your academic studies, including positioning for research assistantships and fellowship opportunities.
Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: Grad Cohort
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Finding a Research Topic

Slides from the Grad Cohort 2017 Workshop.  This session focused on strategies to identify your Ph.D. dissertation topic including how your career plans may influence your decision.
Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Research | Program: Grad Cohort
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Finding a Research Topic

This session at Grace Hopper 2015 focused on strategies for actively identifying a viable research topic for grad students’ dissertation. The discussion described the various aspects of a research topic, and how to set reasonable goals and milestones.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: Grace Hopper
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Grad Cohort 2015

Finding a Research Topic

This session focused on strategies for actively identifying a viable research topic for your Ph.D. dissertation. It discussed the various aspects of a research topic, how to choose a topic, and more.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Research | Program: Grad Cohort
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Finding and Training your Advisor

Slides from the Grad Cohort 2015 Workshop. This session focused on the importance of carefully choosing an advisor, how to get the most out of your interactions with your advisor, and the responsibilities of both student and advisor in making the graduate research experience successful.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Graduate School | Program: Grad Cohort
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Finding the Right Job

This resource is for individuals on the job market or planning to be on the job market. This session discusses job applications, what employers value, interviews, how to choose between multiple offers, and what is negotiation.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Negotiation | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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Finding Your Dream Job

This Grace Hopper 2016 session focused on how graduate students can obtain their dream jobs in the fields of academia and industry. Session speakers and participants discussed the application process, landing interviews and negotiating offers.

Audience: Graduate Students
Goal: Networking | Program: Grace Hopper
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Funding Opportunities in Computer Science

This handout is a resource for those looking to find funding opportunities for their research and collaborations.

Audience: Graduate Students, Researcher
Goal: Research | Program: Early Career Mentoring Workshop
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