University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
September 30th, 2017

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.


Registration is required to attend the workshop. Follow this link to register and apply for a travel award.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis after two application deadlines: May 15th and July 15th. We have a limited number of travel awards available to support transportation and lodging costs. To be considered for such awards, please apply early!

The 2017 workshop will include:

• Research highlights spanning multiple areas of computer science and engineering including computer architecture, machine learning, data-driven healthcare, and computer system security

• "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 – 3:15pm College of Engineering
3:15pm – 3:25pm Break
3:25pm – 3:55pm Writing Clinic: Tips for Writing a Strong Statement of Purpose
3:55pm – 4:00pm Closing Remarks
4:00pm – 5:00pm Writing Clinic: One-on- One Feedback Sessions

Past Workshops

2016 Workshop

2015 Workshop

2014 Workshop

This effort is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-1330142.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.