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.

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.

 Making the most of Undergraduate 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.

2015-2016 Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)

Applications Closed for 2015.

Since 2011, Applied Computer Security Associates, sponsor of the

ACSAC and NSPW conferences, has offered scholarships for women in
security-related undergraduate and masters' degree programs through
the Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security
(SWSIS, www.swsis.org).

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.

Archived: The Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Canada program provided undergraduate women in computer science and computer engineering the opportunity to gain research experience with a female faculty member for a summer internship. If you are interested in this program for your institution please contact Melissa Borts.

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.

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.