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Get Ready For Your Job Search & Join The Graduating Class Directory!

Are you graduating this year? Looking for a job?
Sign up for the Graduating Class Directory— Submit by February 1, 2021, to be on the first list shared with hiring managers in academic departments and industry/government lab representatives around the nation!

Open to CRA program alumni and interested participants who have recently graduated (or expect to graduate in the next 12-18 months)

Benefits:
Get a head start on your job hunt
Jumpstart your resume
Stand out in a smaller applicant pool
Connect with CRA sponsors such as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft

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Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS): Deadline February 1

The SWSIS program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for women in the formative stages of their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in fields relating to information security.

SWSIS is a partnership of Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and CRA-WP.  Its long-term goal is to contribute to increasing the representation of women in the information security workforce.  ACSA founded the SWSIS scholarship program in 2011 and joined forces with CRA-WP in 2014 to lead the selection process.  As of fall 2019, SWSIS scholarships have been awarded to over 90 women studying information security.

Apply now at www.swsis.org.

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CRA-E 2021 SIGCSE TS Virtual Pre‐Symposium Event: Application Deadline February 1

The CRA Education Committee, with support from NSF, is organizing a Virtual Pre‐Symposium Event for Teaching-Track Faculty at SIGCSE 2021. The event will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM EST. We are now accepting applications to the event! Click here for more information and a tentative agenda. 2020 event information is available here.

Apply to Attend
The number of attendants is limited, and an application is required. The priority application deadline is February 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of a decision by February 10, 2021.

To apply to attend the event, please fill out the form here.

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Apply Today for the Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) Program: February 15 Deadline

Are you a student interested in exploring research in computer science or faculty interested in being a research mentor?

Check out the CRA-WP Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program.

The DREU program matches students with faculty mentors for summer research experiences at the faculty mentor’s home institution. DREU interns are directly involved in a research project with graduate students and professors, and faculty mentors work with new students from other institutions. Applications are currently open for both students and mentors; apply by February 15, 2021.

  • Click here for the Summer 2021 Application

Learn about first hand experiences with the DREU program in this new video.

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Nominations Due March 31: CRA-WP Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA)

The award honors the late Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-WP and is inspired by her commitment to increasing the participation of women in computing research.

Nominations for the Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) are now open! Detailed information about the award and nomination submission can be found on the  Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) website.

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Nominations Due March 31: CRA-WP Skip Ellis Early Career Award

CRA-WP is excited to launch the second cycle of its newest award, the Skip Ellis Early Career Award. The award recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers in computing who identify as a member of a group underrepresented in computing (African-American, Latinx, Native American/First Peoples, and/or people with disabilities).
Detailed information about the award and nomination submission can be found on the Skip Ellis Early Career Award webpage.
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ACM-W “Celebrating Technology Leaders” Web Series Hosted by CRA-WP Alum Bushra Anjum: Next Event on February 3

ACM-W’s “Celebrating Technology Leaders” web series brings stories and advice from engaging speakers, with diverse careers in computing, directly to you.
Some of ACM-W’s most successful events and panels in the past (chapters, celebrations, etc.) were focused on career advice, especially non-academic careers (industry, research labs, government, non-profit, etc.). However, the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19 has halted such meaningful events. Furthermore, stories and survey responses from our members tell us that younger professionals want to hear from people with non-traditional career routes, moving between research labs, academia, industry, government, or non-profits. These needs became the motivating factor in devising a new initiative by ACM-W: the “Celebrating Technology Leaders” web series.

Check out the upcoming event: Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT,  Click here to register!

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Tune In: The Radical AI Podcast – Ability and Accessibility in AI with Meredith Ringel Morris

What should you know about Ability and Accessibility in AI and responsible technology development?

Dive in and learn more through an interview with Meredith Ringel Morris. Meredith is a computer scientist conducting research in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), social computing, and accessibility. Her current research focus is on accessibility, particularly on the intersection of accessibility and social technologies.

Find the podcast episode here.

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Learn More About the DREU Experience: Check out our latest video

CRA-WP is now accepting student and mentor applications for the Summer 2021 session. Learn more about first hand experiences with the DREU program this video.

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