Grant will support female student research in computing

By: Tom Fleischman,  Cornell Chronicle
Thu, 11/11/2021

The Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program  Women in STEM to increase the number of undergraduate women pursuing research in computer science.

The grant will fund three cohorts of eight undergraduate women, who will be named Clare Booth Luce Research Scholars. The funding will support the students’ research and participation in conferences.

“This grant could make a critical difference in increasing the pipeline of women enrolling in computer science graduate programs, entering the professoriate and pursuing careers in research,” Bala said. “Further, research teaches open-ended thinking, a critical skill for leadership in any field, whether inside or outside academia. Increasing our students’ exposure to research makes for a better educational experience for them all around.”

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.