This article is published in the April 2024 issue.

UR2PhD Continues To Engage Undergraduates Interested in Learning More About Computing Research; You’re Invited to Our Last Spring Workshop

By Julia Sepulveda Avalos, Program Associate, CRA-E

Earlier this year, the UR2PhD team launched the Computing Research Engagement and Awareness Series, a monthly virtual workshop program that helps undergraduate students learn more about computing research. 

Throughout the spring series, participants have acquired a better understanding of what a computing research career can look like, what encourages some researchers to remain in their field, and how an advanced degree can open up new opportunities for folks. Previous sessions included moderated panel discussions, informative presentations, guest speakers, and live Q&A’s. 

The last session of the spring series will be held on Monday, May 6 from 6pm – 7pm ET / 3pm – 4pm PT via Zoom. The session, entitled “How do I combine other interests with computing?” will highlight how diverse and interdisciplinary computing research can be in practice.  Whether you’re new to research or have an established interest in the field, we encourage you to join the session to broaden your perspective on computing. 

Undergraduates of all stages and experiences are invited to participate; we strongly encourage folks who are underrepresented in computing to join. While registration is required, it will be open through the end of the session.