Grad Cohort Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (IDEALS)

Formerly Grad Cohort for Underrepresented Minorities and Persons with Disabilities (URMD)

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, CRA-WP plans to hold the workshop in person. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will determine if changes are necessary as we approach the event dates.

Program Chairs

Lori Clarke

UMASS, Amherst

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Ayanna HowardAyanna Howard

Georgia Tech

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Ramón Cáceres


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Hakim Weatherspoon

Cornell University

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CRA Contact

Daniela Cárdenas

Program Associate

Founding Steering Committee

Nancy Amato, Texas A&M University Theo Benson, Duke University
Dilma Da Silva, Texas A&M University Jeff Forbes, National Science Foundation
Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University Chad Jenkins, University of Michigan
Daniel Jimenez, Texas A&M University Russ Joseph, Northwestern University
Richard Ladner, University of Washington James Mickens, Harvard University
Melanie Moses, University of New Mexico Armando Solar-Lezama, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lydia Tapia, University of New Mexico Valerie Taylor, Argonne National Laboratory

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