The 2023 winners for the Borg Early Career Award and Skip Ellis Early Career award have been selected! 2023 BECA Recipient | Robin Brewer, University of Michigan 2023 SEECA Recipient | Michael Carbin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology The CRA-WP Early Career Awards are in honor of two notable computer scientist pioneers, Anita Borg and Clarence […]
This year, 15 women were selected to receive Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS). The SWSIS program provides scholarships for women studying for their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in fields relating to information security. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to women at the formative stages of their careers in these fields. As of fall 2022, SWSIS scholarships have been awarded to over 150 women studying information security.
Read more about the selected recipients in this article.
Applications will open May 17! Please share this opportunity with any working professionals you think might be interested or would benefit from this event. CRA-WP is thrilled to announce its biennial Career Mentoring Workshop (CMW) in Fall 2023 taking place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, IL. The workshop presents an exceptional opportunity […]
CRA-WP and CRA-E recently celebrated the first inaugural CSGrad4US fellows at the 2023 Grad Cohort for IDEALS Workshop in Honolulu, HI. The event brought together the fellows, coaches, and program leaders, who networked and congratulated each other on their progress in their PhD programs. The 16 fellows, who had completed their first semester of graduate […]
Applications are now open for the 2023 Departmental Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Plan Workshop. This year’s workshop will be held in Atlanta, GA from May 30th – June 1st in collaboration with Morehouse College. In this workshop, departments will have the opportunity to learn more about BPC efforts from the National Science Foundation (NSF), how […]
On October 26, 2022, Maya Çakmak received her CRA-WP Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) from board member Nancy Amato in Kyoto, Japan at the 2022 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). CRA-WP is proud to celebrate her work in research and development of in-home assistant robots that can provide independence to those with motor impairments, allow elderly to age in the comfort of their homes, and improve quality of life for users.
CRA-WP Early Career Award recipients are given the opportunity to receive the award at a conference of their choosing. CRA-WP provides travel expenses support (up to $1,500) and works with the conference organizing committee to have the award presented to each of the awardees.
If you know an early career researcher who is making significant contributions to the fields of computer science/engineering with outreach to women and those underrepresented in computer science research, please nominate them for the CRA-WP Early Career Award today!
Link to CRA-WP Early Career Awards Information and Eligibility: https://cra.org/cra-wp/scholarships-and-awards/awards/cra-wp-early-career-awards/#tab-id-2
Link to CRA-WP Early Career Awards Nomination Portal: https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=HLJGNZFH
Nominations close January 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.
CRA-WP will host two Graduate Cohort Workshops in 2023! The Grad Cohort Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (GC-IDEALS) is designed specifically for graduate school populations underrepresented in computing research. The Grad Cohort Workshop for Women is designed for women students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school in […]
CRA-WP welcomes your nominations for the Early Career Awards honoring Anita Borg and Clarence “Skip” Ellis:
Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA)
This annual award is given to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to women.
Skip Ellis Early Career Award (SEECA)
SEECA aims to recognize early-career individuals underrepresented in computing research that best exemplify the pioneering spirit of Skip Ellis. The leadership and trailblazing of Prof. Ellis and his cohort established the foundation for future generations of pioneers in computing. Prof. Ellis and his generation valued both excellence in scholarship and cultivation of equal opportunity in service to the profession, the nation, and the lived experience of those underrepresented. Skip Ellis awardees are expected to be rising stars in their field of research and broadening participation in computing.
This annual award is given to a person who identifies as a member of a group underrepresented in computing (African-American, Latinx, Native American/First Peoples, and/or People with Disabilities), who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to underrepresented demographics.
The SWSIS program provides scholarships of $2,000 or more for women studying for their Bachelors and Masters degrees in fields relating to information security. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to women at the formative stages of their careers in these fields.
SWSIS is a partnership of Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and CRA-WP. Its long-term goal is to contribute to increasing the representation of women in the information security workforce.
Application Period: December 15 – February 1
CRA-WP welcomes Susan Rodger as its newest co-chair, replacing Sandhya Dwarkadas. Rodger joins Amanda Stent as co-chair of the committee. Stent will replace Dwarkadas as the CRA-WP representative on the CRA Board. We would like to thank Dwarkadas for her service as co-chair.
Susan Rodger is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Computer Science at Duke University. She was previously an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rodger received her MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University and her BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from North Carolina State University. Her research is in visualization, algorithm animation, and computer science education. Rodger has developed JFLAP, software for experimenting with formal languages and automata that is used in courses worldwide. She leads the Adventures in Alice Programming project to teach K-12 teachers about computing. She has organized three Alice Symposiums and over thirty workshops on Alice, JFLAP, Peer-led Team learning, career mentoring, and other computer science education topics. Rodger is currently chair of ACM SIGCSE, a board member of CRA-W, and a member of the ACM Education Policy Committee. Rodger received the ACM 2013 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the ACM Distinguished Educator award, and she was one of two finalist candidates for the NEEDS Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware for the software JFLAP.