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CRA-Women Virtual Undergrad Town Hall: Enabling Science Breakthroughs Using Computer Science

Please share this opportunity with your students.

During CRA-W’s Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event, students from around the world will learn about cutting edge research in the field of computing, and have the opportunity to ask questions to distinguished computer scientists. The next event will be held October 13 at 7PM EST.

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


Gail Murphy


Host: Gail Murphy, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia


Research Presentation: Enabling Science Breakthroughs Using Computer Science

Understanding climate change, developing improved batteries, finding predicted particles, monitoring radioactivity in the aftermath of nuclear accidents, understanding genetic function, and saving endangered species are just a few of the areas where breakthroughs in computer science topics are enabling science breakthroughs. This talk will describe some of these science challenges and the role for computer science in helping to address these challenges. In a national laboratory environment, the focus is on team science and tackling challenges that require an integrated team of people from many disciplines. During my career at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, a US Department of Energy Laboratory, I have had the privilege of working on many science projects. In this talk I will describe some of the challenges we as computer scientists are helping to solve and some of the next challenges that need to be tackled.

Mentoring Topic: Becoming a Leader

It is often hard to see how to become a leader without taking on formal leadership roles, this discussion will provide tips on how to practice leadership in your everyday life. Learning to lead without a formal title provides you the tools to become a better leader when you do have the title.

Click here to register.

CRA-Women Virtual Undergrad Town Hall: Enabling Science Breakthroughs Using Computer Science