Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Series



Do you want to learn about exciting new research ideas being pursued by researchers and role models in your field?

Do you want to have the opportunity to ask leading researchers questions and receive mentoring about research career possibilities?

If so, you should register for the next Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event!

When you attend a Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event, you will join students from around the world in a virtual mentoring event where you will learn about cutting edge research in the field of computing, and how you can get involved with undergraduate research. You will have the opportunity to ask distinguished computer scientists any questions you might have about professional development, including why one would want to pursue a research career, and how to get into graduate school.

This program is evaluated by the Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP).
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (1504243).
This an ACM-W publicity collaboration project.


Anyone can attend the live webinar. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can watch the recorded event and access the slides, 1 week after the live event, once the recording has been posted. In addition an FAQ document is posted after the workshop, with answers to all questions asked during the live session.

If you are interested in being a speaker for this program, please refer to the Volunteer page.

Schedule of Events

Find a schedule of upcoming events here.

Event Speaker and Host Speaker’s Title Event Title Date of Event
Speaker: Rebecca Wright

Host: Lori Pollock

Director, DIMACS, Professor, Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University

Privacy in Today’s World & Getting Involved in CS Extra-curricular Activities 4/18/17
Speaker: Katherine Sittig-Boyd

Host: Gail Murphy

Data Analyst for the Boston Data Group

Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research 12/1/16
Speaker: Deb Agarwal

Host: Gail Murphy

Senior Scientist, Data Science and Technology, Department Head, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Enabling Science Breakthroughs Using Computer Science & Becoming a Leader 10/13/16
Speaker: Tanya Amert

Host: Lori Pollock

Ph.D. Student at UNC, Chapel Hill, Computer Science

Accelerated Cloth Simulation for Virtual Try-On & Grad School Applications 101 7/14/16
Speaker: Lori Clarke

Host: Gail Murphy

Emerita Professor, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Using Software Engineering to Help Reduce Medical Errors & Mentors: Why do we need them and how do we find them? 4/7/16
Speaker: Mondira Pant

Host: Lori Pollock

Lead Technologist on-chip at Intel Corp. How to Prevent an Unruly Power Delivery System & Building Self-Confidence 2/24/16
Speaker: Ayanna Howard

Host: Gail Murphy

Motorola Foundation Professor at Georgia Tech Designing Healthcare Robots for Children with Special Needs & Finding and Making the Most of an Undergraduate Research Experience 11/30/15
Speaker: A.J. Bernheim Brush

Host: Lori Pollock

Senior Researcher at Microsoft Inventing Technology for Homes and Families & Graduate School in CS: Why go and how do I get there? 10/8/15

Program Chairs

Lori PollockLori Pollock

University of Delaware

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Gail Murphy

Univ. of British Columbia

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