Fall 2019 Semester Recap

Fall 2019 Semester Recap

Hi CSWomen,

Our CSWomen group has had quite the exciting semester! First, I want to extend a big thank-you to all our officers who have put in a lot of time and effort to make our CSWomen events possible.

This semester, we organized community-building social events, partnered with other groups who brought prominent women in computer science to speak at UMass, and funded women to attend conferences with our travel grant. Here’s a recap of our activities this semester:

Speaker Events

  • Hema Raghavan, Director of Engineering at LinkedIn (9/20)
  • Ayanna Howard, Mark C. Smith Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech (10/7)
  • Graduate Student Panel (12/3)

Career Events

  • Google Resume Workshop (9/20)

Social Events

  • Semester welcome and board games lunch (9/11)
  • Weekly Tuesday Teas
  • Mt. Norwottuck Hike (10/4)
  • Halloween Tea (10/31)

Travel Grant

  • Funded travel grants to 12 women in 2019 (9 for students presenting research papers, 1 to a summer school, and 2 special interest summits).

We hope you will continue to attend our events next semester to strengthen and grow our community of graduate women here at UMass!

Best, Katie

CSWomen Halloween tea.

CSWomen hike to Mt. Norwotuck.