Resources for Undergraduate Students

CRA-W sponsors a number of activities focused on helping undergraduates succeed in CSE fields. These include educational events, summer and year-long research projects, and mentoring. Undergraduates can apply for funding to participate in these projects.

 The Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Canada program provides undergraduate women in computer science and computer engineering the opportunity to gain research experience with a female faculty member for a summer internship.

The Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) and the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), are pleased to announce a program that encourages and supports undergraduate student research.

These workshops provide career mentoring advice and discipline-specific overviews of a particular field. Workshops help young researchers in industry and government labs develop interest and knowledge about the discipline. Some speakers are drawn from research labs.

The Distinguished Lecture Series sends researchers working in labs to campuses to encourage women and minorities to attend graduate school and consider careers in research.

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) was known as the Distributed Mentor Project (DMP) prior to 2009. The objective of the DREU is to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering.

CRAW supports a number of undergraduate research programs. The goal of all programs is to increase the number of women entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering.

 The LEAD Center (Learning Through Evaluation Adaptation and Dissemination) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison performed a third party evaluation of the DMP Program from 1995-2001. In 2006, the evaluation of the DMP program was taken over by the ATLAS institute at the University of Colorado.

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 Making the most of Undergraduate Research