This article is published in the October 2013 issue.

Where are They Now? REU Participants


OctoberCERP2013We administered a post-graduation survey to assess the current career status of computing students 1-2 years after earning their undergraduate degree. Survey respondents were more likely to be enrolled in a PhD computing graduate program if they had participated in a CRA-W/CDC-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) than if they had participated in Other REUs or No REUs, p < .05.

Note: Majority male students = Asian + White men. Underrepresented minorities and women (URM+W) = American Indian, Black, Hawaiian or Hispanic men + women of all ethnic/racial backgrounds. CRA-W/CDC REU programs = Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) + Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU).

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