Women@IT in the School of Computer Science (SCS)
More Graduate Resources
Please note: Barbara
Lazarus Women@IT Fellowships are not currently available.
Women@IT is an extension of the successful Women@SCS
organization and aims to provide professional, educational and social
opportunities for our current and incoming graduate students. Women@IT
also includes an outreach component, implemented by our graduate students,
to publicize the range of their research interests and to encourage women
to consider applying to doctoral level studies in computing-related disciplines.
This enterprise places special emphasis on attracting, and providing
funding through the Barbara
Lazarus Women@IT Fellowships for exceptional candidates with high potential, including students who may have undergraduate degrees in fields other than CS, for example,
from mathematics, biology, physics or psychology. The Barbara
Lazarus Women@IT Fellowships are funded in part
by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Computer Science
Department, the Robotics Institute and the Provost’s office. In
addition to entering their area of research, those students with nontraditional
backgrounds are provided with an initial buffer year that includes a tailored
menu of courses and appropriate advising.
The School of Computer Science (SCS) –which includes departments
in Computer Science, Robotics, Software Research, Human-Computer Interaction,
Language Technologies, and Machine Learning— thrives on a broad,
interdisciplinary philosophy and welcomes students with diverse perspectives.
Prospective graduate students should check the web sites below, explore
the graduate programs offered through the School of Computer Science,
and apply to the graduate programs through the usual means. Students interested
in being considered for a Barbara Lazarus Women@IT Fellowship
should indicate their interest on the application form. No additional
application process for a Barbara Lazarus Women@IT Fellowship
Information about the range of doctoral programs offered by the School of Computer Science
Information about admissions and applications
SCS application web page
For more information, please contact Carol
Frieze or Lenore Blum, Co-Directors of the Women@IT program.