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Dr. Richard A. Aló, Principal Investigator Advancing Females to professoriate in Computing - FEMPROF

Ms. Sangeeta Gad, Co-Principal Investigator Advancing Females to professoriate in Computing - FEMPROF



We are currently accepting REU Applications for the Spring of 2011.

Deadline December 3rd 2010


Center for Computational Science
and Advanced Distributed Simulation (C2SDS)

NSF - Broadening Participation in Computing
Advancing Females to Professoriate in Computing (FemProf)1


FemProf is paving the road to professorship for female students. It is a collaborative initiative between the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM) and the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). It aims at establishing a model for significantly increasing the number of undergraduate female students that pursue a professorship career in computing. The short-term objective of the project is to significantly increase the number of female students that continue doctoral studies in computing. The long-term objective is to significantly increase the number of female faculty in computing.

The project focuses on female computer engineering and computer science students at UPRM and UHD. The project is expected to impact at least 36 female students (mostly Hispanic) during the demonstration period. Eight students from UPRM and four from UHD will be recruited each year. They will undergo a two- year program in which they will participate in research, career path mentoring and empowerment activities.

FemProf is a demonstration project of CAHSI, the NSF supported Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions, and is supported through the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program of the National Science Foundation. The experiences and results accomplished with the project as well as the instruments, seminars, and workshops' contents, and procedures developed will be shared with CAHSI members as well as any other institution willing to replicate the model.


These four UHD students shown above are well qualified young ladies with career sights set high in computing. They were selected from a group of equally qualified applicants to participate in this program in the University of Houston-Downtown .



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