Meet Your 2018 BECA Winners – Yejin Choi and Reetuparna Das


CRA-W recently announced two recipients of the 2018 Borg Early Career Award (BECA) – Reetuparna Das and Yejin Choi. he award honors the late Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-W, and is inspired by her commitment to increasing the participation of women in computing research. The annual award is given to women in computer science and/or engineering who have made significant research contributions and contributed to the profession, especially in the outreach to women. Learn more about the 2018 recipients in this article.

Breaking Another Glass Ceiling: Susan Eggers Receives 2018 ACM-IEEE-CS Eckert-Mauchly Award


Susan Eggers recently received the 2018 ACM-IEEE-CS Eckert-Mauchly Award, “for outstanding contributions to simultaneous multithreaded processor architectures and multiprocessor sharing and coherency.” This is a significant milestone in computer architecture because she is the first woman to receive the award in its 39-year history.

Eggars accepted the award at the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) and delivered a moving acceptance speech. She has also inspired several women to stay in the field and served as a mentor at many CRA-W Career Mentoring Workshops.

2018-2019 Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) Scholars Announced


The Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security Program (SWSIS) recently announced its 2018 Scholars with the support of Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA), the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), Google, SANS, and Symantec. Thirteen women were selected to be the 2018-2019 SWSIS scholars. SWSIS scholarships support collegiate […]

CRA-W Sends Distinguished Lecturer to MINK-WIC


The Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) is designed to encourage women and minority undergraduates to pursue graduate education in computer science and engineering and to increase the visibility of distinguished women and minority researchers from academia and industrial or government research labs. It began as a CRA-W program in 2000 with funding from Lucent and is now […]

DREU 2017 Photo Competition – Winner Announced


Congratulations to the DREU 2018 Photo Competition Winners ! Mariko Kamiya was the DREU 2018 Photo Competition Winner. Mariko of Swarthmore College participated in the CRA-W DREU program under the mentorship of Debaleena Chatttopadhyay at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  Mariko worked with Dr. Chattopadhyay and a team of student researchers, including fellow DREU participant Taylor Day, […]

Applications Open for the 2018 Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates


Are you interested in exploring research in computer science? Check out the CRA-W Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program. The DREU program matches students with faculty mentors for summer research experiences at the faculty mentor’s home institution. DREU interns are directly involved in a research project with graduate students and professors. Applications are currently open for both students and mentors. […]

Grace Hopper Research Scholars Applications Open!


The GHC Research Scholars program brings undergraduate women to the annual Grace Hopper Celebration. The purpose of this program is to provide attendees an unique experience, providing them a mentor, networking opportunities, and advising. The program will utilize the  availability of role models  and existing programming at the Grace Hopper Celebration, while simultaneously providing guidance  to research-interested […]