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Nominations Open for 2022 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award: Due November 22

The CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award honors faculty members in computing who have made a significant impact on students they have mentored. It recognizes those 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.

Nominations are due Friday, November 22, 2021, by 5 PM (ET). Winners will be notified by early February 2022. Click here to view the 2021 award winners and here to view the FAQs.

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2022 CRA Career Mentoring Workshop – Applications Open until December 10

An in-person Career Mentoring Workshop will be offered by the Computing Research Association February 24-25, 2022 in Washington, DC. The workshop application deadline is December 10, 2021.

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CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program Accepting Nominations: Due January 5

The Computing Research Association Education Committee (CRA-E) is now accepting nominations for the CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program. The program opportunities for Ph.D. candidates in a computing field to contribute to CRA-E projects, to network with computer science education advocates on the committee, and to engage in advocacy for mentoring undergraduate students and promote computer science research and undergraduate education at the national level.

More information is available at  http://cra.org/crae/activities/fellows/. Nominations are due Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 5 PM EST.

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CRA-WP 2022 Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU) – Applications Due February 15

The CRA-WP Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program matches students with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty mentor’s home institution. We invite applications from both undergraduate students interested in exploring research in computer science and faculty members interested in being a research mentor.

DREU interns will have the opportunity to be directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for those who are considering graduate school; DREU will provide a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and increase interns’ competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships. Faculty mentors will have the opportunity to work on their research project with new students from other institutions and to mentor future graduate students.

Application Link: https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=HHZUSJCT

Application Period: October 15 – February 15

Learn More: Hear from previous attendees: https://youtu.be/363fwY4ZwTk

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CRA’s CV Database Initiative: Accepting Applications

The CV Database is now open for the 2021-22 recruiting season. It can be accessed through https://cra.org/cv-database/. Candidates are able to upload their resumes, research and teaching statements, job objectives and other preferences, and a link to a short presentation video. Recruiters will be able to search this information and are encouraged to contact candidates.

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ACM Celebrates Recipients of the 2019 & 2020 ACM Athena Lecturer Award

ACM recently released a video highlighting the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 recipients of the ACM Athena Lecturer Award.

CRA-WP Board Member Ayanna Howard, Dean of The Ohio State University College of Engineering, is the 2020-2021 ACM Athena Lecturer. Howard is recognized for fundamental contributions to the development of accessible human-robotic systems and artificial intelligence, along with forging new paths to broaden participation in computing through entrepreneurial and mentoring efforts.

The 2019-2020 ACM Athena Lecturer Award is presented to Sarit Kraus of Bar-Ilan University for foundational contributions to artificial intelligence, notably to multiagent systems, human-agent interaction, autonomous agents and nonmonotonic reasoning, and exemplary service and leadership in these fields.

The ACM Athena Lecturer Award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to Computer Science. Each year ACM honors a preeminent woman computer scientist as the Athena Lecturer. The recipient gives an invited talk at a major ACM conference of her choice. The award includes a $25,000 honorarium provided by Two Sigma.

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CRA-E Webinar Available: The Ph.D. in CS – Getting There and Being Successful

Members of the CRA-Education Committee hosted a webinar titled “The Ph.D. in CS: Getting There and Being Successful.” The webinar is designed to help undergraduates evaluate whether a Ph.D. program is right for them, and how to determine which program is a great fit.
The webinar recording and slides are at the links below:

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