This article is published in the May 2015 issue.

Engaging Undergraduates in Research: Upcoming Workshops at ICRA and FCRC

The Education Committee of the Computing Research Association (CRA-E) is sponsoring workshops for faculty members interested in mentoring undergraduate research. The next two workshops are at ICRA (Seattle, Saturday May 30, 12-1:30 PM, lunch provided) and FCRC (Portland, Monday, June 15, 6-7:30 PM, appetizers provided). The workshops are free.

The objectives of these workshops are to provide faculty with resources and best practices for engaging undergraduates in their research, identifying funding sources for undergraduate research, and encouraging undergraduates to consider careers in research. To ensure a healthy pipeline of students motivated to continue on to graduate school, it is critically important that talented undergraduates obtain meaningful research experiences.  Having faculty who are well-prepared to supervise undergraduate research can make a difference.

The workshops are funded by the National Science Foundation.   Please see the CRA-E’s workshop page for more information and instructions for registering.