The Computing Research Association (CRA) is an association that strives to enhance opportunities for women and minorities to participate in research. Its goal is to stress the importance of research in order strengthen education as well as help maximize the benefits brought about through research. Specifically, the CRA Committee on the Status of Woman in Computing Research (CRA-W) plans to increase the number of Computer Science and Engineering woman planning on furthering their education.
Actually, I was talking to Lori Pollock, a professor at my college, about doing research with her and she told me about the CRA program. She gave me a little bit of information about it and the website so that I could find out more about it.