Women in Computer Science

Nationwide, women students are underrepresented in computer science. To give women students in the CS Department at BU an opportunity to interact with each other, share experiences, and discuss and address concerns, Professor Margrit Betke organizes “Women in Computer Science” seminars. Information about career opportunities, scholarships, and other opportunities are provided.  The CS  Department has supported several women graduate students to attend the annual Grace-Hopper Conference and other career-building workshops.  Women students have also been involved in various research projects in the department.  Here are some examples:



Fellowships, Grants, and Jobs

Undergraduate Students

  • NSF-STC Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
    Boston University Ada Draper Award of Outstanding CAS Senior Women for travel or studying abroad after graduation (GPA at least 3.5). Contact CAS Academic Advising Center (CAS 105) by January.
  • CREU: Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computer Science and Engineering
  • CRA-Women: Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research – Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU).
  • Scholarship Search Engine by “Adventures in Education”
  • Sigma Xi: Grants in Aid of Research for Undergraduates. Application Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually.
  • NSF fellowship for seniors applying for graduate school.

Graduate Students

  • The National Academies Fellowship Programs
  • Krell Institute: Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
  • NPSC: National Physical Science Consortium: Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences (U.S. citizen, 3.0 GPA, deadline: Nov 5 annually)
  • Sigma Xi: Grants in Aid of Research for Graduate Students. Application Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually.

Post-docs and Faculty