October 18th,
19th and 20th, 2013






Presented by Women@SCS
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon


Welcome! Download the OurCS Poster

Photos from the 2011 OurCS Workshop

What: Workshop for Undergraduate Women in Computer Science
When: March 4-6, 2011

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 and academia.

Participants will be able to:

  • meet others who share their curiosity and interest in computer science
  • explore the research experience in academia and industry
  • work hands-on with faculty and industry researchers
  • work in a team to tackle a research problem
  • present a talk and/or a poster: great for first timers!
  • 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.

Speakers include:

  • Justine Cassell
    Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tracy Camp
    Professor of Computer Science and Interim Department Head of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines
  • Caroline Hayes
    Professor, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Jeannette Wing
    President's Professor of Computer Science and Department Head, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University

We welcome information about computer science REU programs, internships and graduate programs to distribute to the participants. See Resources

Workshop activities will occur on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

For questions about the workshop, send email

Photos from the 2011 OurCS Workshop

Photos from the 2007 OurCS Workshop