Published: September 2012,  Issue: Vol. 24/No.4, Download as PDF

Archive of articles published in the September 2012, Vol. 24/No.4 issue.

Staff Changes

With this issue CRA bids a fond farewell to Jean Smith who has been editing CRA publications for 15 years. In addition to handling our various communication channels, Jean handle both the Board and the awards committees. She will be sorely missed as she makes the most of her retirement by traveling to new and exotic locations.

2012 CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop

On April 13-14, 2012 approximately 245 women computer science / computer engineering graduate students descended upon beautiful Bellevue, WA for the 2012 CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop. There they were joined by over 25 senior technical women representing academia, government, and industry. The Graduate Cohort Workshop, with significant support from Microsoft Research, along with support from Google, IBM, Yahoo!, and many University Departments, aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing by building and mentoring communities of women through their graduate studies.