Carole-Jean Wu took a leadership role in organizing the ASU scholarship program to support female undergraduate and graduate students in computing-related majors to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (2014-16). Under her organization, 100+, 50+, and 50+ ASU scholarship students were brought to the conference in 2014 (Phoenix, AZ), 2015 (Houston, TX), and 2016 (Houston, TX), respectively, for professional career development and many of whom were offered internship and full-time job offers after the on-site interviews. A detailed summary and evaluation analysis for the program can be found here (Impact Report).
Undergrad. (EE) Ryan Brazones presented his project at the FURI research symposium.
Carole-Jean Wu is committed to engaging and mentoring undergraduate students to undertake undergraduate research projects. She advises undergraduate students over regular semesters and summer via the REU and FURI programs. She works with undergraduate students to define the scope of projects that are of mutual interest and designs projects that match the skill sets of undergraduate students. For undergraduate research projects funded by ASU’s FURI program, undergraduate students are encouraged to show case their research work at the annual FURI symposium.
ASU E2 Camp
Carole-Jean Wu actively participates activities that are designed to enhance the education experiences for undergraduate students. The engineering E2 camp offers opportunities for early faculty/student engagement critical to student success.
Carole-Jean Wu has spent a significant effort in helping design hands-on engineering activities for ASU’s BEST summer program geared for kids entering grades 6-9. The program develops activities to engage students in science and engineering learning and technology development. One of the weekly camps is geared toward girls entering grades 5-8 with an aim to engage young girls to design control algorithms and build LEGO robotics in an interactive environment and exposes the girls to practical engineering design principles early-on in the K-12 education. In particular, the PI leads the iPhone App Day with an ASU graduate research assistant and a number of undergraduate engineering students.
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Carole-Jean Wu served as a Grand Award Judge for Intel’s Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the worlds largest international pre-college science competition in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2013. She enjoys interacting with students and actively promoting the interests of high school students in science, technology, engineering, and math.
CRA-W Mentoring Program
Carole-Jean Wu is actively involved in
the nation-wide Computer Research Association’s committee on the status of women in computing research (CRA-W) mentoring program. She has participated in three CRA-W Graduate Cohort workshops, where in 2009 she presented with Janie Irwin on confidence building. She also participated in CRA-W’s career mentoring workshop (CMW).