Four students of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected to attend the tenth Computer Research Association on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) Graduate Cohort Workshop http://cra.org/for-students/. The Workshop will “provide mentoring support for women in the first three years of their graduate studies in computing. The Graduate Cohort Workshop is a program designed for women to build and mentor a national cohort of graduate students.”
SILS students, Alexandra Chassanoff, Anita Crescenzi, Molly O’Dwyer and Emily Vardell will attend the event that will be held in Boston, MA on April 5-6, 2013.
Speakers involved in the workshop include successful women in the fields of technology, education, government research and other areas. Previous workshops have presented opportunities for students to learn more about preparing a thesis proposal, finding a research topic, publishing research, finding and training an advisor, career opportunities and networking.
There were 549 applications for this year’s workshop with only 170 students receiving support for the program. Sponsors of the workshop include Google, Microsoft, CRA, Yahoo! Labs, and a private foundation.
Photo to the left is of Alexandra Chassanoff.