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The Computing Research Association began the Distributed Mentor Project (DMP) with the intent of increasing the number of women entering graduate school in the fields of computer science and engineering. The program matches outstanding female undergraduates from around the nation with female professors; together, the professor-student team engages in a summer of research at the mentor's institution. Students have the opportunity to sample the research environment and graduate life and form a close relationship with a female professional already established in the field. For more information, go to the CRA-W DMP webpage.


Amie and me in the lab
  I am working with Dr. Amie Souter at the University of Delaware (UD) on the implementation and testing of her incremental call graph construction algorithm, which is intended to efficiently update a program call graph upon the deletion of a call site. Also involved in the DMP at UD this summer are Professor Lori Pollock and rising senior Emily Gibson from the College of New Jersey.

Professor Souter recently received her doctorate in computer science from UD. After having spent a semester working at Bucknell, her undergraduate alma mater, she will begin teaching at Drexel Univeristy in September 2002. She actively participates in research in many areas, specializing in static program analysis. Be sure to check out her website for more details.


My name is Katie Heise. In May 2002, I finished my sophomore year at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where I am pursuing a B.S. in computer science and a minor in Spanish. I heard about the DMP through two of my computer science professors and decided to apply. I'm a small town girl from Western Pennsylvania who enjoys the outdoors, animals, reading, computers, and music. At Bucknell, I am involved in pep band and Christians in Action and serve as treasurer of the Animé Society. I also work for Performance Services and occasionally write for the school newspaper, the Bucknellian.

This summer hasn't been all work and no play - not by any means. I am learning to sail, and I've visited places from every corner of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. And after I finish my mentorship, I'll be leaving for Algonquin Park in Ontario for nine days of primitive camping, canoeing, and backpacking! (Hopefully, I'll see some moose and wolves.) A short list of activities and trips during my 10 weeks at UD follows:


  • 100% Free Backgrounds
  • Bimsan Free Web Graphics
  • Absolute Web Graphics Archive


  • benlove.info - The best site ever and my staunchest supporter

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