Distributed Mentor Project 2004

Chelsea Robertson


I first heard about the CRA-W Distributed Mentor Project during my sophomore year. Amie Souter, a former professor and Bucknell graduate came back for a luncheon with the women CS students, to talk about the program and encourage us to apply. She had participated as a student, and is now involved as a mentor. Some of the older students had participated the previous summer and talked about their experiences. It sounded like a great opportunity, but I didn't think I was ready. So I decided to keep it in mind for next summer.

I was encouraged again to apply for it this year by my graphics professor, Patricia Wenner. So I decided to apply, and was chosen to participate in the DMP. I have been matched with Professor Justine Cassell at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. This page is devoted to my summer research experience at Northwestern University.