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2008 CRA-W
Grad Cohort Workshop
Mary Jane Irwin, PSU
Mary Lou Soffa, UVA
Fifth Grad Cohort
(PhD and MS)
• 2004 – 1st year graduate students
– 100 applied; 100 accepted
• 2005 – 1st and 2nd year students –
225 applied – 200 accepted
• 2006 – 1st and 2nd year students –
326 applied - 200 accepted
• 2007 – 1st and 2nd year students –
279 applied – 245 accepted
• 2008 – 1st, 2nd and 3rd year
students – 349 applied – 291
Workshop Goals
Overall Goal: to form cohesive
cohorts (peer support groups) for
graduate women … and
• Help with strategies and provide
information on navigating grad school
• Give tips on joining the CSE community
• Provide early insights into career paths
• Opportunities to get to know a variety
of successful, senior women
• Opportunities to network !
Occupational Distribution of
Projected S&E Job Openings
US Department of Commerce, 2004
% of US CS grads enrolled in
grad or professional school
after one year
9.2% of men and 2.9% of women
with a 3.5 GPA its 29.2% of men and
only 2.5% of women
National Center for
Educational Statistics, 1994
If rates continue, women will
achieve parity in PhD’s with men
• across all fields in 2008
• across S&E in 2013
Moskal, 2002
• in CS&E in 2088 !!
Sessions for Three Cohorts
1st Year Cohort: Everyone is new
What’s Grad School All About; Finding a
Research Topic; Finding Funding; …
2nd Year Cohort: Back for 2nd year
Communication Skills; Networking; Time
Management; Resume Writing Clinic; …
3rd Year Cohort: “Seasoned” veterans
Preparing Your Proposal; Publishing; Career
Paths; …
Can attend any session
Some are specialized for MS or PhD
Speakers are encouraged to participate in
discussions of all sessions
Google/Microsoft Reception
(Wear Your Badge !!)
Starting at 6:30 in the Olympic
Ballroom and Terrace Room at
the Edgewater Hotel
Other Activities
• Lunch today – Elevator talk exercise
• Poster Session this afternoon
featuring research posters by 2nd
and 3rd year cohort attendees
• Lunch tomorrow – Tables designated
by research area to encourage
research interchange
• Breaks – another chance to network
Elevator Pitch
Three sentence description of
your research/interests
– the problem you are solving
– why the problem is important
– why your solution separates you
from the rest of the pack
Must get right to the point, the
elevator ride is short !
We need you to …
• Fill out & return the evaluation
• Attend & participate in all parts of
the program, including the
Google/Microsoft reception tonight
• Take any & all opportunities to
• Participate in and/or volunteer to
lead follow-on activities
– a CRA-W wiki will be set up to help
• Put your cell phone on vibrate
Introducing … Faculty participants
Carla Brodley, Tufts
Lori Clarke, UMass
Jan Cuny, NSF and U. of Oregon
Laurie Dillon, Michigan State
Joan Francioni, Winona State
Mary Jean Harrold, Georgia Tech
Maria Gini, UMinnesota
Amy Gooch, UVictoria
Soha Hassoun, Tufts
Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd
Chandra Krintz, UC, Santa Barbara
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton
Lori Pollock, UDelaware
Barbara Ryder, Rutgers
Dawn Song, UC Berkeley
Tiffani Williams, Texas A&M
Introducing … Industry participants
Suzanne Evans, Microsoft
Kathleen Fisher, AT&T Research
Tessa Lau, IBM
Meredith Ringel Morris, Microsoft
Joanne Ordille, Avaya Labs
Erika Scherpelz, Google
Justin Thenutai, Microsoft
Elaine Weyuker, AT&T Research
Pamela Williams, Sandia National Labs
Min Zhong, Google
Introducing … Student speakers
Animashree Anandkumar, UDelaware
Hila Becker, Columbia
Vina Ermagan, UC San Diego
Naomi Fox, UMass
Maritza Johnson, Columbia
Laurie Jones, CMU
Joy Kamunyori, Univ. of Virginia
Kristin Yvonne Rozier, Rice
Esin Saka, ULouisville
Julie Weber, Univ. of Michigan
Kristen Walcott, Univ. of Virginia
To Our Wonderful Sponsors