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Nominations Open for 2017 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award


crae-logoCRA’s newest award program honors faculty members in computing who have made a significant impact on students they have mentored. The CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes faculty members who have provided exceptional mentorship and undergraduate research experiences and, in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of these students to research-focused graduate programs in computing.

Eligible nominees are full-time faculty members at North American academic institutions. Faculty members include tenured and tenure-track faculty, instructors, and professors of the practice. Current members of CRA-E are not eligible to be a nominee or to serve as a nominator.  A nominee must be nominated by a faculty member or researcher in the computing field. Nominations are due Monday, November 28, 2016 by 5 PM (ET). Winners will be notified by early February 2017. Click here to view the 2016 award winners and here to view the FAQs.

The award is given annually, and multiple recipients may be awarded. The selection committee will give appropriate consideration to different types of schools and mentors at different stages of their careers. The awardees will receive travel support to attend the meeting at which they accept the award.

Evaluation criteria

The selection committee will evaluate the evidence of: undergraduate student mentoring during the most recent 10 years (being sensitive to the size of the program) including the number of students enrolling in research-oriented M.S. or Ph.D. programs; professional development of the students mentored; and impact and success of their students’ research.

The 2017 selection committee includes:

  • Nancy Amato (Texas A&M University)
  • Jeff Forbes (Duke University)
  • Pat Morreale (Kean University)
  • Manuel Pérez Quiñones (UNC Charlotte)
  • Barbara Ryder (Virginia Tech) Chair