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Welcome New Board Members

CRA-WP recently welcomed four new board members: Sujata Banerjee, Cynthia Phillips, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, and Gonzalo Ramos. These new board members come from industry and government labs, and represent expertise in HCI, machine learning, data science, computer networking and algorithms.

CRA-WP also welcomed Lori Pollock, CRA-WP emerita, as a new associate board member from CRA-E. 

CRA-WP BECA 2022 Recipient Maya Çakmak Receives Award at IROS 2022 Conference

On October 26, 2022, Maya Çakmak received her CRA-WP Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) from board member Nancy Amato in Kyoto, Japan at the 2022 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). CRA-WP is proud to celebrate her work in research and development of in-home assistant robots that can provide independence to those with motor impairments, allow elderly to age in the comfort of their homes, and improve quality of life for users.

CRA-WP Early Career Award recipients are given the opportunity to receive the award at a conference of their choosing. CRA-WP provides travel expenses support (up to $1,500) and works with the conference organizing committee to have the award presented to each of the awardees.

If you know an early career researcher who is making significant contributions to the fields of computer science/engineering with outreach to women and those underrepresented in computer science research, please nominate them for the CRA-WP Early Career Award today!

Link to CRA-WP Early Career Awards Information and Eligibility: https://cra.org/cra-wp/scholarships-and-awards/awards/cra-wp-early-career-awards/#tab-id-2

Link to CRA-WP Early Career Awards Nomination Portal: https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=HLJGNZFH

Nominations close January 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

CRA-WP Co-Chair Susan Rodger Receives 2023 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

The 2023 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education has been awarded to CRA-WP Co-Chair Susan Rodger, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Duke University, USA.

From the SIGCSE website:

The SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education honors an individual or group in recognition of a significant contribution to computer science education. The contribution may take many forms, such as: curriculum design, innovating teaching methods, textbook authorship, development of new teaching tools, or any of a number of other significant contributions to computer science education. The contribution should have had long lasting impact on, and made a significant difference in, computing education.

Congratulations Susan on this much deserved award!

Undergraduate BPC Literature Database Launch

By Chantra Nhien of the Momentum team
UCLA’s Momentum and CRA are excited to launch an Undergraduate BPC Literature Database that compiles scholarship on broadening participation in undergraduate computing. The focus of the included papers ranges from the implementation and evaluation of BPC interventions to theoretical pieces around broader social forces that cause longstanding inequalities in computing.