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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 is accepting submissions for BPC-related activities and events to the BPC Community Calendar. If you would like your event to be advertised on the calendar, please submit them here. If you have any questions about the BPC Community Calendar or any event found there, contact the BPCnet.org team at firstname.lastname@example.org. BPCnet.org Resource Portal is […]
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 […]
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. […]
The CRA-WP Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program is now accepting applications from both (a) undergraduate students interested in exploring research in computer science and (b) faculty members interested in being a research mentor. The application period is from October 15, 2021 – February 15, 2022.
BPCnet.org is hosting two working sessions on October 22nd (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET) and November 11th (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET). These working sessions will be tailored toward departments that are seeking to update an existing Departmental BPC Plan or create a new one.
CRA will be represented during the upcoming DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) meeting. Attend CRA session “Taulbee, Talent, and Trends” from 1:00-1:45 PM ET on September 30, 2021.
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.
Are you attending the CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Conference? If so, please consider attending “The NSF’s BPC Initiative: Resources and Opportunities to Contribute” on Wednesday, September 15 from 1:30 – 2:15 CDT!
Over the last few months, the CERP team has been refreshing the Data Buddies Project webpage. These new updates provide clearer, more accessible information about the project and how departments can sign up to participate in the annual Data Buddies Survey (DBS).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced five new NSF INCLUDES Alliances, which will each address a critical broadening participation challenge in STEM at scale. CERP will support one of the new INCLUDES Alliances as a consultant representing BPCnet.org.
Consider registering for NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program solicitation webinar on August 6th, 2021 starting at 12:00 pm ET.
Recently, CERP was contracted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) to evaluate the CISE Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, starting spring of 2022. For more information, visit https://cra.org/cerp/cerp-reu-evaluation/
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting proposals for it’s ADVANCE program. The program is seeking proposals that build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other research and literature concerning gender, racial and ethnic equity.
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.
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.
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.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is hosting a webinar on the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program solicitation (NSF 21-571) on May 4, 2021 starting at 2:00 pm Eastern Time.
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.
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.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is soliciting proposals for projects addressing systemic racism in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development through research and practice.
PIs with active medium and large CISE Core programs awards are invited to submit supplemental funding requests to engage more members of the CISE research community in significant BPC efforts as part of their project’s BPC plan. Supplemental funding requests should be submitted by the BPC deadline (June 14).
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.
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.
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) ADVANCE program is soliciting proposals seeking to build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other research on gender, racial and ethnic equity in STEM faculty in academic workplaces. The preliminary proposal target date is April 22, 2021.
The NSF is accepting proposals from the computing community for Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) projects aimed at increasing the representation of historically underrepresented groups in the discipline. The proposal submission deadline is June 14, 2021.
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.
The March Expert Panel for the STEM for All Multiplex Theme of the Month is coming up later this month with the theme of Including Individuals with Disabilities in STEM Courses, Research, and Careers. The webinar is bringing together four leaders in the efforts to make STEM fields more accessible to students with disabilities.
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is launching a new program to support research expansion for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). The goal of the program is to increase the number of CISE-funded research projects from MSIs.
The 2021 Academic Careers Workshop will be held virtually from June 13-19, 2021 and will consist of 2-3 hour sessions each day. The workshop will include panel sessions from faculty discussing a variety of topics. Applications are due March 31, 2021.
In February’s Expanding the Pipeline titled Minding the Gaps in the CS Pipeline: The MSCS Degree, Jan Cuny of Northeastern University discusses the nontraditional approaches to Computer Science education in the post-graduate domain.
At this year’s co-located HPCA’21, PPoPP’21, CGO’21 and CC’21 virtual conferences, CRA Board Member Timothy M. Pinkston will moderate a panel titled “Valuing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Our Computing Community” on March 3rd.
The National Science Foundation is hosting a series of webinars celebrating 20 years of the NSF ADVANCE program and 30 years of NSF Division of Human Resource Development & Broadening Participation in STEM.
The EHR Core Research: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER) is soliciting proposals from projects that build capacity for individuals involved in high quality research on enhancing STEM education.
The 2020 State of Computer Science Education Report on Illuminating Disparities was recently released by the Code.org Advocacy Coalition, Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance.
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.