Meeting Minutes 10/30/15

General

  • Indrakshi Ray will be working to get us funding
  • Our club bank account will be setup on Monday or Tuesday

Activities

  • We would like to obtain a list of things to present to Darrel and the Dean about the climate of the department
  • Mock Interviews will be Monday with Epic
  • Social event will be week before Thanksgiving

Google Cardboard Workshop 2015

We would like to thank the amazing Theresa Wellington of Google, who is also a CSU graduate, for taking the time to come by and give us a great presentation of Google Cardboard last Wednesday, 10/21. She gave us the opportunity to learn about and even try the new Google Cardboard for ourselves! See pictures here:

Google Cardboard Workshop 2015

Meeting Minutes 10/16/15

Vice-Chair Megan Hofmann lead the meeting.
We discussed the following topics:

– There will be a Cardboard workshop on 10/21/15. An RSVP is required.
– This past Wednesday, four ACM-W members attended an HP event and gave ideas about how the company can make itself more accessible to students.
– It was suggested that we have joint social events with businesses and corporations.
– We are in the process of setting up a bank account.
– Next Friday, members will be giving presentations about computer science to students at Lakewood High School.
– We discussed having more joint events with the ACM.
– We will be setting up a separate mailing list for active members so as not to overwhelm casual subscribers with event planning details.

Meeting Minutes 10/9/15

Activities

  • Total Benchmark Solutions
    1. Wants to be known for supporting women in computer science
    2. Would like to provide scholarships/donations
  • Coding For Kids
    1. Next event will be in December
    2. 25 fourth graders
  • Theresa Wellington (Google)
    1. CSU alumni
    2. Cardboard workshop
    3. RSVP
      • Fill out Doodle poll
  • Arrow Electronics
      Interested in hiring
  • Hackathon
  • ACMW Social Event
    1. Fill out Doodle poll
  • Lakewood Visit
    1. Two weeks from now (20th, 21st, 23rd)
    2. Need three people for each day
  • Tori Mitchell is our new public relations officer

CRA-W 2016 Grad Cohort Conference

The 2016 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front in San Diego, California on April 15-16, 2016.

The CRA-W Grad Cohort program, initiated in 2004, is generously funded by sponsors from industry, academia, the National Science Foundation, and the computing community. Grad Cohort aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.

At the Grad Cohort Workshop, we welcome women graduate students in their first three years of graduate school into the community of computing researchers and professionals.

Participants will meet for two days with 20 to 25 senior computing researchers and professionals, who will 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 will include a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. Through this workshop, students will be able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate careers.

Reasonable travel expenses, meals, and lodging will be provided for students chosen to participate in this program.

For questions about the Grad Cohort program, please write to gradcohort@cra.org.

More information and application: http://cra.org/cra-w/events/grad-cohort-workshop-2016/

Meeting Minutes 10/2/15

We discussed upcoming events:

  • “How to Work for Anyone” seminar presented by Laura Adams
  • Possible talk by EPIC
  • Workshop with Theresa Wellington from Google
  • Poudre River Public Library presentations
    • October 10th: Sarah, Megan, Tori
    • December 5th: Sarah, Grace, Courtney
  • HP Panel
  • Day of Lectures at Lakeview High School
  • Hangouts talk from ACM-W Berkley Graduate
  • Social event: fun move night in late October (date TBD)

Scholarship opportunities (to be posted to the news feed):

  • Anita Borg Scholarship
  • Generation Google

IAB presentation (request for funding):

  • Tutoring
  • Workshops
  • Student Guidance support
  • Cover conferences expenses
  • Independent study
  • Big name guest speakers
  • Larger lecture halls
  • Hackathons
  • Better outreach programs
  • Tours for incoming/prospective freshman

The Generation Google Scholarship

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2016-2017 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2016-2017 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2016. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2016.

Eligibility

University Students

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2015­-2016 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2016-2017 school year
  • Pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic or American Indian). Students with disabilities should apply
    to the Google Lime Scholarship).

High School Students

  • ­Be a current high school senior
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2016-2017 school year
  • Intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Female, or a Person with a Disability)
  • Be available to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2016.

Deadline: December 1, 2015
Application: https://google.eresources.com/
More information: https://www.google.com/edu/scholarships/the-generation-google-scholarship/