Students from all institutions are invited to apply to attend this one-day workshop. Participants will learn about the graduate school application process and the opportunities that exist for those who pursue graduate work in this impactful discipline.

Travel awards AVAILABLE!


We will accept applications in three rounds:

  • May 15
  • June 15
  • July 15

Workshop Highlights

  • "Life as a PhD student" – Q&A panel of current graduate students
  • Live demos of current and ongoing research
  • Lunch with faculty and graduate students
  • "Academia vs. Industry" – Q&A panel with current faculty and industry partners
  • A writing clinic on "How to Write a Strong Statement of Purpose"
  • The opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback from faculty regarding your application


  • 9:00am – 9:30am: Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:30am – 9:45am: Welcome & Ice Breaker
  • 9:45am – 11:00am: Faculty Research Highlights
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Faculty Panel
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch with Graduate Students & Faculty + Lab Demos
  • 1:45pm – 2:45pm: Student Panel
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in CSE
  • 3:00pm – 3:10pm: Break
  • 3:10pm – 4:10pm: Career Options after Graduate Studies (with alumni)
  • 4:10pm – 4:35pm: Writing Clinic: Tips for a Strong Grad School Application (SoP)
  • 4:35pm – 4:40pm: Closing Remarks
  • 4:40pm – 5:30pm: Writing Clinic: One-on-One Feedback Sessions

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