Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research
The goal of this initiative is to increase the numbers of women and minorities who continue on to graduate school in computer science, computer engineering, and allied disciplines. The program, called Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU), is designed to provide positive research experiences for teams of undergraduates who will work during the year and optionally the following summer at their home institutions (provided they haven't graduated before the summer). Formerly administered as two separate programs - CREU and MRO-W - the program includes not only computing research, but also multidisciplinary research. Each research team will consist of undergraduate students and sponsoring faculty members. In the case of multidisciplinary projects, each team will consist of faculty from both the computing and non-computing fields as well as students from these respective fields.