This article is published in the May 2005 issue.

CRA-Women Honored by National Science Board

Congratulations to CRA-W which was recently selected by the National Science Board to receive its NSB 2005 Public Service Award (Group).

The selection of CRA-W was based on the following:

For the past 14 years, CRA-W has been committed to public service through programs and projects aimed at increasing the participation of women in computer science and engineering research and education. Among some of the activities promoted by CRA-W are:

  • Increasing the number of women entering graduate school in computer science and computer engineering by matching outstanding female undergraduates with female mentors for a summer of research at the mentor’s institution.
  • Encouraging the next generation of scientists and fostering awareness of women in science and technology through a Distinguished Lecture Series.
  • Publishing reports and articles that focus on career advancements for women, such as Recruitment and Retention of Women Graduate Students in CSE; and “Expanding the Pipeline” column for Computing Research News, to name a few.

The award will be presented to the co-chairs, Carla Ellis and Mary Jean Harrold, at a formal dinner at the State Department on May 25, 2005.

Information on the Public Service Award is available at:

Past recipients at:

CRA-Women Honored by National Science Board