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The goal of the CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) is to take positive action to increase the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels.

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Discipline Specific Workshops - Call for Proposals

CRA-W and CDC are jointly soliciting proposals for discipline-specific mentoring workshops within computing sub-fields. The goal of these discipline-specific mentoring workshops is to increase participation of members of underrepresented groups within a specific research area by providing career mentoring advice and discipline-specific overviews of past accomplishments and future research directions. Specifically, the workshop should focus on helping young researchers at the graduate or post-graduate level become interested in and knowledgeable about the research and research paradigms of a specific discipline.

The Discipline Specific Workshop program has two calls-for-proposals per year:

June 15th deadline, award notifications will be made by July 15th; and
December 15th deadline, award notifications will be made by January 15th.
Please direct all questions to the Discipline Specific Workshop directors at dsw@cra.org.

CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop - Apply Today!

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop scheduled to take place in San Francisco, CA on April 10-11, 2015.

Apply Here 

Applications must be received by November 30, 2014 in order to be considered.

Career Mentoring Workshop for Academics
The next Managing the Academic Career for Women Faculty in Undergraduate Computing Programs all-day workshop will be held on March 4 in Kansas City in conjunction with SIGCSE 2015.  Click here for more information. 
BECA award 2014

CRA-W is pleased to announce the selection of Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research) as the 2014 Borg Early Career Award recipient. Read more.

ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award
Susan Rodger has been named the recipient of the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. The Karlstrom Award recognizes educators who advanced new teaching methodologies; effected new curriculum development in Computer Science and Engineering; or contributed to ACM's educational mission. As we all know, this is a well-deserved award!

Press Release: http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/2014/acm-tech-awards-13

Award Announcement: http://awards.acm.org/karlstrom/

Support CRA-W

There are many ways to  support CRA-W's mission and projects.  Click here.   

CRA-W Supporters

CRA-W is partially supported by the National Science Foundation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.   Funding has also been provided by Microsoft, Google, Sun Microsystems, IBM, and others.