Two USMI doctoral students to participate in national workshop for women in computing

Two first-year doctoral students at UMSI will join 550 other women for professional development at the Graduate Student Cohort Workshop of the Computing Research Association (CRA), held April 15-16 in San Diego, CA. 

Meghana Marathe (above, left) and Shiqing He (above, right) were selected to participate in the workshop for women in their first three years of graduate study in the fields of computing researchers and professionals.

The program features presentations by 31 senior female computing-related researchers from industry and academia, including Amazon, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM and Georgia Tech. 

In addition the workshop offers opportunities for networking, establishing mentoring relationships and advice on how to succeed in graduate school.

The Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research was formed in 1991 for the purpose of increasing the success and participation of women in computing research and education at all levels. It has organized and sponsored the annual Grad Cohort Workshop since 2004. The purpose of the workshop is to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research.

Posted April 14, 2016