The Canadian Distributed Mentor Project (CDMP) is a program to encourage undergraduate women in computer science and computer engineering to go to graduate school. It matches female students who have finished their second or third year of undergraduate studies with female professors for a summer of research and mentoring. It awards $3,500 to ten recipients of the award to supplement an Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) in universities, which provides $4,500 (+ travel). Thus, each student will receive a total of $8,000 (+ travel) for 16 weeks of work. In addition, $1000 is awarded to each mentor, to offset research and mentoring costs.
I am spending my summer at Victoria, BC’s University of Victoria researching the usability of different physical user interface designs for visualizations with my mentor Professor Melanie Tory. For further information about me, my mentor and my project, use the navigation menu to explore the website. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at: dreezerj [at] mcmaster [dot] ca