October 23rd,
24th and 25th, 2015


Presented by
Faculty & Students in Carnegie Mellon's

School of Computer Science

2015 Our Sponsors:




Computational Biology Dept.

Computer Science Dept.

Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Institute for Software Research

Machine Learning Department

Robotics Institute



Welcome! OurCS 2015

“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

Click here to check out what previous participants say about OurCS

What: Workshop for Undergraduate Women in Computer Science
When: October 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2015
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! Poster session now full.
  • 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.

2015 Speakers:

  • Chandra Dhandapani, Senior Vice President and Divisional Chief Information Officer, Financial Services Division, Capital One
  • Marlene Behrmann, Director Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Co-Director, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon
  • Manuela Veloso, Herbert Simon Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon

Faculty/Researcher Panel:
Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor, CSD, Carnegie Mellon; Rebecca Balebako, Information Scentist, RAND Cororation; Gabriela Marcu, Assistant Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University; and Judith Williams, Global Diversity and Inclusion Programs Manager, Google.


OurCS 2013 Photos and OurCS 2013 Poster Winner!

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