Deadline November 15: 2020 Graduate Cohort Workshops

CRA-WP will host two Graduate Cohort Workshops in 2020. The Grad Cohort Workshop for URMD is designed specifically for underrepresented minorities in computing and persons with disabilities in graduate school in computing fields. The Grad Cohort Workshop for Women is designed for women students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school in computing fields. The workshops will include a mix of formal presentations, informal discussions and social events. By attending Grad Cohort, participants will be able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that are intended to form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate career and beyond. Both applications will open on October 1 and will close on November 15.

These workshops are generously funded by sponsors from industry, academia, the National Science Foundation, CRA, and the computing community. Check out our sponsorship video.

Grad Cohort for URMD Workshop Details
Date and Location: March 5-7, 2020 in Austin, TX.
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Eligibility: Master’s and Ph.D. computer science and engineering students who are attending an institution in the U.S. or its territories, or an institution in Canada. Applicants from underrepresented groups in computing will be given priority (Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and/or Persons with Disabilities).

Grad Cohort for Women Workshop Details
Date and Location: April 16-18, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.
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Eligibility: Women students in their first, second or third year of graduate school in computer science and engineering or a closely related field, who are attending an institution in the U.S. or its territories, or an institution in Canada. Students who have not previously attended a Grad Cohort Workshop will be given priority.

Applications accepted October 1 – November 15.