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Tag Archive: Capacity Building

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 as postsecondary computing degrees awarded by institutions and enrollment data at the K-12 level.

Now, users can view and download institution-specific data on postsecondary engineering degrees. In this tool, users can select their state, institution name, and degree type to view a downloadable data table or plot (sourced from U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)). Data can be further organized by the Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code, gender, and racial/ethnic identity. Click here to check out the new tool!

These newest updates to the BPCnet.org Statistics and Data Hub were made possible through a new collaboration with the NSF INCLUDES Alliance: Partnerships Launching Underrepresented Students, previously announced in CERP Bulletin.

Do you know of other public data initiatives that should be included on the BPCnet.org Statistics and Data Hub? Contact us to let us know!

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. You can review the details of the session and register prior to Thursday, November 11th.


If you are unable to participate in the working session, we encourage you to schedule a free appointment with our BPC consultants before the December 1st, 2021 – December 22nd, 2021 proposal window deadline for NSF CISE Core Medium projects.


Questions about these Departmental BPC Plan Working Sessions should be directed to bpcinfo@cra.org or through our contact form.


BPCnet.org has the full announcement about the changes to BPC Plan requirements from NSF.

BPCnet.org Resource Portal is an initiative of the Computing Research Association (CRA) with support from the National Science Foundation (CNS-1830364, CNS-2032231, and CNS-1940460). Subscribe to the BPCnet.org newsletter & bulletin by clicking here.


Funding Opportunity – EHR Core Research: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research

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 on workforce development, STEM learning and learning environments, and broadening participation in STEM fields. Investigator-initiated projects or professional development institute personnel are encouraged to submit proposals, as are proposals that compliment the efforts of NSF INCLUDES. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the NSF Funding page provided in the link below.

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