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Participants Reflect on the 2018 CRA URMD Grad Cohort in Short Video

Listen to what participants have to say about the inaugural CRA Graduate Cohort for Underrepresented Minorities and Persons with Disabilities (URMD Grad Cohort) in this recently released video.

On March 16-17, 2018, approximately 100 graduate students in computing and more than 20 speakers assembled in San Diego, CA, to convene the CRA URMD Grad Cohort. This new iteration of the Grad Cohort Workshop focused on the following underrepresented groups in computing: Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and persons with disabilities.  The CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop aims to increase the ranks of senior underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities in computing research by building and mentoring nationwide communities through their graduate studies.

Thank You, Sponsors!
The 2018 CRA URMD Workshop was made possible through generous contributions from CRA, the National Science Foundation, AccessComputing, Whova, Google, and the Association for Computing Machinery.

This program is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (1246649). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

We are currently accepting sponsorship for the URMD Grad Cohort Workshop. We welcome sponsorship at any level and would be happy to provide recognition in all printed and web materials. For more information, contact Erik Russell at

2019 Workshop
The 2019 CRA URMD Grad Cohort will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii on March 22-23, 2019. Applications will open in early October. Click here to subscribe to updates.