Profiles of Women in Computing: Tanya Amert


by Shar Steed, CRA Communications Specialist Tanya Amert, a computer science Ph.D. student at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, found herself drawn to computer science because she enjoyed figuring out how things work. At 13 years old, she was a big fan of the Neopets website and online community. Amert noticed some users had […]

CRA-W Alum Recipient of 2017 A. Nico Habermann Award


Carol Frieze – A. Nico Habermann Award Winner Director of SCS4ALL and Women@SCS, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Carol Frieze was selected as the recipient of the 2017 A. Nico Habermann Award Winner for devoting nearly two decades to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in computing. She has worked with and supported a wide variety of students […]

CRA-W Sponsors MinneWic 2017


The 4th Regional Celebration of Women in Computing in the Upper MidWest (MinneWIC) was held on February 17-18, 2017 on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. The program on Friday afternoon featured many poster presentations from students, both undergraduate and graduate, followed by a buffet dinner. After dinner, the keynote academic speaker, Andrea Danyluk, […]

Profiles of Women in Computing: Chandra Krintz


By Shar Steed, CRA communications specialist Chandra Krintz, a professor at University of California Santa Barbara, took an interest in computers at a young age. When she was eight years old, her dad who was a principal at a local middle school, brought the school’s only computer – a Commodore 64 – to their home […]

CREU Team from UMBC Wins Best Student Paper


By: Samantha McDonald, UMBC, CREU Team 2015-16 Team leader: Amy Hurst CREU Team: Niara Comrie, Braxtin Dubin, Samantha McDonald CREU Project Title: Applications of 3D Printing and 3D Design Software in the Design of Assistive Technology Senior year I participated in the Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) to research the applications of 3D printing in […]

CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop sponsorship by SIGCHI


Originally Posted on SigChi.org SIGCHI is sponsoring the CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop for a 3rd time in 2017. Joining the ACM, other SIGs and sponsors we will support a diverse set of graduate students to attend the CRA-W’s Grad Cohort 2017 in Washington, DC. CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop 2017 Women and minorities are severely underrepresented […]

What does the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security mean to me?


Each year in co-sponsorship with Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), CRA-W/ACSA presents the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) to 10-15 women in their undergraduate or Master’s studies. This year a SWSIS 2016 recipient shared her experience in the Information Security field and what it means to receive this scholarship.   […]

Profiles of Women in Computing: Bushra Anjum


By Shar Steed, CRA Communications Specialist Originally posted on the CRA Bulletin Bushra Anjum is a self-described “adventure seeker” in addition to her day job in computing. “I’m into extreme sports–I like jumping out of planes or off of cliffs. I am an adventure seeker, at the bottom of my heart. So anything that sounds […]