The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland and the Center for Women in Computing are pleased to present the second year of Tech + Research: Welcoming Women to Computing Research. This is a three day research workshop geared towards engaging undergraduate women in computing. During this workshop, student teams will come together and collaboratively work together to use technology to solve pressing issues.
Parallel to Technica, the largest all-women and non-binary hackathon in the nation, students will participate in the Research track at Technica The weekend event will bring together computing faculty from institutions across the state of Maryland to serve as mentors on projects in their research areas. Along with providing hands-on research experience in a dynamic hackathon setting, the weekend workshop will include sessions introducing attendees to the basics of computer science research (CSR) and highlight the exciting opportunities that come with pursuing a graduate degree in computer science.
Who Can Attend?
We welcome all women undergraduates from colleges and universities to apply. Current master’s students considering a PhD program may apply and will be considered on a case by case basis. Please apply by October 15th for best consideration. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, October 23th if space is still availible.
Registration Process and Fees
Participants will have two options to experience this workshop.
- Students who live more than 15 miles away from College Park, MD will be provided housing.
- Students who live on or near the UMD campus (less than 15 miles away from College Park, MD) will not be provided housing.
Housing does not include Sunday, 11/10/19. Students are expected to check out Sunday morning before programming.
All meals, snacks, and supplies will be provided for both groups from Friday morning breakfast through Sunday lunch. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from UMCP.
REMEMBER: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR BOTH TECHNICA & TECH + RESEARCH
For full information, please visit https://inclusion.cs.umd.edu/events/techresearch.
Technica is the world’s largest all-women and nonbinary hackathon, hosted annually at the University of Maryland.
Over the duration of 24 hours, women and non-binary people are immersed in tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imagination to create interesting and innovative hacks.
This year’s theme is “Go Beyond”. At Technica, we want to see women and non-binary folks thrive and go beyond society’s expectations for them. We encourage all attendees to take your tech journey beyond Technica. Don’t stop at our hackathon, attend others and keep creating. Technica is meant to catapult you further in your career, and help you to continue achieving. As you advance in your career, go beyond your duties at work, become a mentor and help to advance the next generation of women in tech. Whatever your goals and aspirations, remember you can always #GoBeyond.
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