Microsoft Research workshop encourages women to stay in computer science

To encourage more women to stay in computer-related doctoral programs and understand the opportunities in technical fields, Microsoft Research held a workshop on Tips and Tools for Scientific Research Success at its Cambridge lab in June.

The workshop educated attendees about Microsoft research tools, gave them advice from experienced researchers about the opportunities of being an early-career researcher and inspired them with examples from Microsoft Research showing the potential of computer science to change the world.

Participants received hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure and created WordPress blogs and data-driven websites, and also saw the power of Azure for big data processing, sharing research data and deploying cloud services. They also used Excel with Power BI to slice, dice and visualize data.

Additionally, workshop participants have been paired up with Microsoft Researchers in Cambridge, who will serve as informal coaches to provide guidance and advice in students’ first and second years of doctoral study.

Read more about the workshop on the Microsoft Research Connections Blog.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff