This article is published in the April 2019 issue.

CRA-W Grace Hopper Research Scholars Report Stronger Mentorship Support After Attending the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration Through the Program


April 2019

The CRA-W Grace Hopper Research Scholars program brings undergraduates to the annual Grace Hopper Celebration to engage them in a unique, research-focused experience at the conference. The program also provides scholars with mentoring, networking opportunities, and advising toward graduate school and research careers in computing.

CERP evaluated the 2018 program using a pre/post methodology, wherein program participants were surveyed prior to the event and then immediately following the conclusion of the Grace Hopper Celebration. Results indicate that program participants reported statistically significant increases in their perceived mentorship support, measured using the five survey items displayed in the graphic. These results support that the program’s goals to provide scholars with mentoring during the program are being reached.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers CNS-1246649 and/or CNS-1836703. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.