The 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing recently took place in Maryland. Over a period of four days in early October, nearly 3,600 computer- and diversity-minded attendees descended upon the city of Baltimore. Amongst the crowd of people and exhibitors was the CRA booth nestled in between the booths of our friends at the National Science Foundation and the Association for Computing Machinery.
The Computing Research Association is proud to support the efforts of the Anita Borg Institute’s headline event. Delicia Mapp, CRA Senior Statistician, and Erik Russell, CRA Director of Programs, attended to share information about the multitude of programs offered by the Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) and the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC). Many students and faculty were interested in the Research Experience for Undergraduates programs DREU and CREU. Others sought information pertaining to graduate students such as the Grad Cohort Workshop. Additionally, information about the upcoming Advanced Career Mentoring Workshop (CAPP) scheduled for Nov. 16-17, 2012 in San Francisco, California was popular with faculty and industry representatives.
The CRA-W/CDC Alliance, funded through an NSF BPC grant, aims to increase and retain women and underrepresented groups in computing through programs aligned for the undergraduate through mid-career levels.