A Brief History
The Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) is an action oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels. Since 1994 the CRA Distributed Mentor Project (DMP) has been working to increase the number of women entering graduate school in Computer Science and Computer Engineering (CS&E). The project matches outstanding female undergraduates with female mentors for a summer of research at the mentor's institution. This research experience provides students with a window on research and graduate life, and gives them a close mentoring relationship with a faculty researcher.

For more information about the CRA-W and the DMP Program, please see the DMP web site.