We are very pleased to welcome you to Stanford for the Rising Stars Workshop. Increasing diversity in computer science and electrical engineering is among our most urgent and important initiatives. It is not only the right thing to do, it is critical to what we are trying to achieve as a university and in finding solutions to the complex problems we tackle every day. It is critical to our success!
Non-traditional from the time of its founding, Stanford’s first class of students in 1891 was fully coeducational. Today, 126 years later, we remain fully committed to Jane and Leland Stanford’s vision of education and research to render the greatest possible service to humankind. In this spirit, we are pleased to host the 2017 Rising Stars workshop, a gathering of some of the best and brightest women scientists in EE and CS who are interested in academic careers.
We look forward to learning about your research, interests and perspectives and sharing our academic career experiences with you. Enjoy your time at Stanford, and in the words of Stanford’s new president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, “Let us be fearless.”
The value of networking, mentoring, and role models cannot be underestimated. Rising Stars brings together women who have a shared interest in CS and EE, and shared career goals and aspirations. Rising Stars is sure to deliver both a-ha moments and relationships that last a lifetime. For any CS or EE woman in or aspiring to an academic career, this event is not to be missed.
We are proud to host the best and brightest women in electrical engineering and computer science for the 2017 Rising Stars workshop. As the future leaders of our profession, we look forward to hearing about your accomplishments and aspirations, and to providing guidance on navigating the journey to obtain and be successful in an academic job. We promise you a lively and fun workshop on the Farm that will inspire and inform the next steps in your careers.