The goal of this web survey was to evaluate the effect of programs sponsored by Computing Research Associates that promote careers in computing research fields for women and minorities and that provide support to students who seek to pursue careers in these fields. A total of 412 students from a national sample of students who had graduated from an undergraduate program in computing completed the on-line questionnaire. The study found significant positive differences between those who participated in CRA programs compared to others.
Students were contacted from colleges that had hosted at least one CRA program participant along with a national random sample of other schools. Students who were contacted by their own school rather that CSR had a separate anonymous site