CRA-WP Grad Cohort

Grad Cohort Workshop 2016

The CRA-W Grad Cohort program, initiated in 2004, is generously funded by sponsors from industry, ACM, CRA, academia, the National Science Foundation, and the computing community. Grad Cohort aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.

Have a Useful Conversation About Work/Life Balance

Blog Post originally Posted on devolab By: Emily Dolson and Anya Vostinar It is a commonly acknowledged problem in academia that success often comes at the expense of having a life outside of work (or at least seems like it has to). As a result, there are many attempts to help academics improve their work/life balance. […]

Computing Research Association Tackles Diversity in Tech

Originally posted on Associations Now By: Rob Stott A recent Computing Research Association survey showed that, while more diverse than top tech companies, computer-science degree programs still struggle to court underrepresented students. CRA has a few programs aimed at combating that trend. The issue of diversity in the tech industry—rather, the lack thereof—is nothing new. […]
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Grad Cohort Workshop 2015

The Grad Cohort Workshop is a two day conference, where participants interact with about 20 senior female computing researchers and professionals. The workshop includes a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. By attending Grad Cohort, participants are able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate career and beyond. The Grad Cohort Workshop is generously funded by sponsors from industry, academia, the National Science Foundation, and the computing community.


Mentoring “Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.” – Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring If you seek mentoring, then participate in… Mentoring through research […]

Programs for Industry and Government Researchers

Programs for Industry and Government Researchers   How CRA-W Can Help You Learn how to thrive during your early years in a research lab. Attend an Early Career Mentoring Workshop. Learn how to advance your career to the highest possible levels at a Mid-Career Mentoring Workshop. Attend a workshop that provides discipline-specific mentoring and technical […]

Programs For Graduate Students

Programs For Graduate Students Are you interested In Graduate School? Most universities pay computer science Ph.D. students. Enhance Your Graduate School Experience Grad Cohort for Women: Join hundreds of women in learning to navigate through graduate school. Grad Cohort for IDEALS: join a community of peers with similar interests and experiences, learning how to thrive […]

Highlight on Grad Cohort Alum, Carole-Jean Wu

Carole-Jean Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical Engineering Department of Princeton University. Her research focuses on shared resource management for Chip-Multiprocessor (CMP) systems. In particular, she investigates software and hardware techniques to assist the management of the last-level shared caches, targeting performance throughput and guaranteeing quality of service. She is also interested in […]