October 18th,
19th and 20th, 2013



Presented by
Faculty & Students in Carnegie Mellon's

School of Computer Science

Our Sponsors:


Lockheed Martin


Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Institute for Software Research

Language Technologies Institute

Machine Learning Department

MSR-CMU Center for Computational Thinking

Robotics Institute



Welcome! OurCS 2013

“I think that OurCS fills an important void that is often ignored --
getting undergrads to see what research is in a very hands on sort of way.
You can't fall in love with research if it's just an abstract thing you've never tried!”

All OurCS Attendees gathered togetherOurCS Participant with OurCS bagOurCS group working with Professor Manuela Veloso

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Congratulations to the OurCS 2013 Poster Winner!

OurCS 2013 Photos

What: Workshop for Undergraduate Women in Computer Science
When: October 18, 19 and 20th, 2013
Where: School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon

Organized by Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science and Women@SCS

This 3 day workshop is research focused and will provide opportunities for undergraduate women from the USA and around the globe to work on exploratory problems in teams led by researchers from industry, academia and other computing related domains.

Participants will be able to:

  • meet others who share their curiosity and interest in computer science
  • explore the research experience in computing related domains
  • work hands-on with researchers
  • work in a team to tackle a research problem
  • present a poster: great for first timers! (details)
  • broaden understanding of the possibilities of graduate school and the application process

Workshop participants will have a chance to learn about life in graduate school from the perspectives of faculty and current graduate students.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Security Officer, Oracle Corporation
  • Manuela Veloso, Herbert Simon Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon

Faculty/Researcher Panel:
Lenore Blum (Distinguished Career Professor, CSD, Carnegie Mellon), Caroline Hayes (Department chair of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University), Ari Font Llitjós (User Experience Lead, IBM Vivisimo), Angela Kennedy (President, Carnegie Speech International)

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