Graduate Student Omobola Thomas selected to attend CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop
Graduate Student Omobola Thomas has been selected to attend the 2013 CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop on April 5-6th in Boston, Massachusetts.
The CRA-W Grad Cohort program, initiated in 2004, is being generously funded by Microsoft this year, along with significant support from Google as well as contributions from Yahoo!, IBM, and other contributors. Grad Cohort aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.
The Grad Cohort Workshop welcomes new women graduate students in their first year of graduate school into the community of computing researchers and professionals by providing them with a broad range of strategies and role models. Strategies and mentoring for students in their second and third years of graduate school are also provided. Students meet for two days with 20 to 25 senior computing researchers and professionals who share pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. The rewards of a research career will be emphasized. The workshop includes a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. Through this workshop, students are able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate careers.