CERP Bulletin

The CERP Bulletin frequently shares news, timely information about CERP initiatives, and items of interest to the general community. Subscribe to the CERP E-Mail List to stay connected.

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General Feedback Form Release

The Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) is excited to announce a new feedback form that will allow participating Data Buddies departments to leave us any general feedback they have on the project as a whole. The form is a brief survey that prompts respondents to give their thoughts on a few different aspects […]

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Fall 2023 Data Buddies Department Reports Release

The Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) is excited to announce the release of the Fall 2023 Data Buddies Department Reports to all participating departments! This year, 138 academic departments across the United States and Canada were eligible to receive a department report. To be eligible to receive a report, departments must achieve at […]

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CRA Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline Stipends and Student Participation in Undergraduate Research Prepared by Kristi Kelly

Overview How does the provision of stipends in REUs affect undergraduate students’ participation in research? This question has been examined in several ways, although there continues to be little systematic investigation of the extent to which stipends (and their size) affect participation. The research described in this summary generally examines stipends as part of a […]

Applications Are Open for the 2023 Departmental BPC Plan Workshop: March 19 Deadline

Applications are now open for the 2023 Departmental Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Plan Workshop. This year’s workshop will be held in Atlanta, GA from May 30th– June 1st in collaboration with Morehouse College. In this workshop, departments will have the opportunity to learn more about BPC efforts from the National Science Foundation (NSF), how […]

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CERP Research Associate Job Opening

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, a recent writing sample (e.g., technical report, article), and a list of 2-3 references to employment[at]cra.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. —- The Computing Research Association (CRA) seeks a full-time employee to join our team as a Research Associate focusing […]

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NSF Supplemental Funding Available for US-India Collaborative Research

The following announcement is provided by the National Science Foundation. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Directorate for Engineering (ENG) is accepting applications for their virtual March 15th and March 22nd Building Collaborations: U.S.- India Workshop. The joint funding opportunity, in collaboration with six Indian Technological Innovation […]

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Tracy Camp Named Computing Research Association Executive Director

The Computing Research Association recently announced Dr. Tracy Camp will become its next Executive Director starting July 1, 2022. Camp is currently the Department Head of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines. She brings to the role strong experience as a leader in the computing research community at the national level, a history spearheading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in computing, and a detailed vision for leading the organization into the future.


NSF STEM Career Pathways for Veterans

The following information was first published on November 9, 2021, by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF is expanding its STEM career and education pathways to support the nearly 200,000 veterans returning to civilian life yearly. The agency is committed to encouraging veterans to pursue careers in STEM and Computer Science. Their programs range from […]

BPCnet.org Releases New Tool in the Statistics and Data Hub

BPCnet.org is happy to announce the newest addition to its Statistics and Data Hub, a resource that brings together sources of publicly available data to support the computer and information sciences and engineering fields. Since its launch in 2020, the Statistics and Data Hub has included several tools for users to download computing-specific data, such […]

Register for This Year’s Final Departmental BPC Plan Working Session

BPCnet.org will be hosting its last working session for this year on Thursday, November 18th, 2021, from 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM ET. The session will assist participants with updating their existing Departmental BPC Plan or creating a new one to meet the updated National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) guidelines. […]

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CRA Executive Director Andrew Bernat Retires After Nearly Two Decades of Leadership

After nearly 20 years at the helm of the Computing Research Association, Executive Director Andrew Bernat has retired from his position, marking the close of his incredible career that has spanned more than 40 years. Peter Harsha, CRA’s Director of Government Affairs, will serve as CRA’s Interim Executive Director while the search for Bernat’s successor continues.

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The Computing Research Association (CRA)—the nation’s premier member organization of academic departments, laboratories, and industry centers aimed at advancing computing research to change the world—seeks an inclusive, transparent, and enterprising leader to serve as its next Executive Director (ED). CRA has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the Executive Director.


CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is seeking proposals to support research independence among early-career academics specifically lacking access to adequate resources for its CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) program.


Call for BPC Reviewers

The National Science Foundation is now preparing for proposal submissions for the Broadening Participation in Computing program. If you are willing to serve as a reviewer, please complete a short survey to provide some information about your background.


CRA Receives NSF Award to Develop a Mentoring Program for NSF’s CSGrad4US Graduate Fellowship

In response to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate’s recently announced CSGrad4US Fellowship program, the Computing Research Association’s Education (CRA-E) and Widening Participation (CRA-WP) committees are working to develop a CSGrad4US Mentoring Program for recipients of the CSGrad4US Fellowship. 


NSF Extends Application Deadline to April 27, 2021, for CSGrad4US: New NSF Fellowship Opportunity for CISE Bachelor’s Degree Holders to Return for PhD

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate has announced the new CSGrad4US Graduate Fellowship program that aims to increase the number of diverse, domestic graduate students pursuing research and innovation careers in the CISE fields.


NSF Reports on Graduate and Postdoctorates in Science, Engineering and Select Health Fields

Two reports have been released containing information on graduate and postdoctoral students in science and engineering fields. The first report presents data from the 2019 Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering showing trends in enrollment, postdoc appointments, and other characteristics. The second report, Trends for Graduate Student Enrollment and Postdoctoral Appointments in Science, Engineering and Health Fields at U.S. Academic Institutions between 2017 and 2019, presents data and other findings from the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS) between 2017 and 2019.

Update: Science and Engineering State Indicators (Spring 2021)

The data for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) Science and Engineering State Indicators data tool has been updated. The tool utilizes U.S. state data in science and engineering education, workforce, research and development, patents and publications, and knowledge-intensive industries.


SIGCSE 2021 Panel Recap: How Student Surveys Drive Change: Using the Data Buddies Department Report from the Computing Research Association

CRA’s Director of the Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) Burçin Tamer was a panelist at the SIGCSE 2021 session, “How Student Surveys Drive Change: Using the Data Buddies Department Report from the Computing Research Association.” Tamer and other panelists discussed how departments have used their students’ responses to the Data Buddies Survey to make meaningful changes in their department.

Announcing the CERP Bulletin

The CRA Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) has introduced a new blog called the CERP Bulletin to share news, research and evaluation findings, promote resources and community platforms, and provide helpful context to CERP’s mission.