CRA-W Sessions at Tapia 


Are you planning to attend the next Tapia conference?  Make sure to attend the CRA-W sessions and stop by our booth for more CRA-W information.

Entrepreneurial Skills & Thinking

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 10:45AM – 12:15PM

Jamika D Burge, Capital One

Ayana Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
Juan F. Sequeda, Capsenta
Zayira Jordan, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

This session will discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. It will describe what skills are critical for such ventures, how to identify entrepreneurial opportunities, and how you might first start with intrapreneurship. Even if you don’t aspire to become an entrepreneur, this workshop will illuminate that you probably already think like one (or you should!).

Strategies for Human-Human Interaction

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 1:30PM – 3:00PM

Patty Lopez, Intel Corporation

Rosa I. Arriaga, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nery Chapeton-Lamas, Miracosta College
Ana Medina, Uber
Palma Buttles-Valdez, Carnegie Mellon University

This session will focus on strategies for productive interaction with colleagues (faculty/students, workplace), including the opportunities and challenges of being a woman and/or a minority in a computing technology career. Topics include inter-personal interaction dynamics, uncomfortable situations that might arise and how to react, the pros and cons of relationships with your fellow graduate students or department faculty, in the workplace, dealing with isolationism (i.e., “being the only one”), techniques for inclusion, and family-friendly policies to look for in a working environment.

Presentations from Past Tapia Celebrations

MS vs PhD: Which should you choose, based on where you want to go? Video by Holly Rushmeier (9/2016)

MS vs PhD: Which should you choose, based on where you want to go? Presentation by Bushra Anjum, Tammara Combs (9/2016)

Strategies for Human-Human Interaction Presentation by Jamika Burge, Patty Lopez, Jason Black, and Jayfus Doswell (9/2016)

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (1246649). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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