This article is published in the October 2017 issue.


Are You Working on the Taulbee Survey?

The CRA Taulbee Survey is in progress. The deadline for the salary section is November 20 and the deadline for the rest of the survey is January 8, 2018.

If you are the academic unit head of a U.S. or Canadian department granting doctoral degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and/or Information, you should have received emails about the survey. If you did not, please check with the CRA Director of Statistics, Dr. Betsy Bizot, at

CRA Summit on Technology and Jobs

On December 12, CRA will host a Summit on Technology and Jobs in Washington, DC. The goal of the summit is to put the issue of technology and jobs on the national agenda in an informed and deliberate manner. It will bring together leading technologists, economists, and policy experts who will offer their views on where technology is headed and what its impact may be, and on policy issues raised by these projections and possible policy responses.

Applications Open for CRA’s New URMD Grad Cohort Workshop

Applications are now open until October 15 for the inaugural CRA URMD Graduate Cohort Workshop, which will be held March 16-17, 2018 in San Diego, CA. This new iteration of the Graduate Cohort Workshop is designed specifically for underrepresented minorities in computing and persons with disabilities.

Nominations Open for 2018 CRA Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers

This award recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. It is a wonderful way to recognize your best student researchers and your department.  The deadline for nominations is October 27.

Nominations Open for CRA Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awards

CRA invites nominations for the 2018 CRA Distinguished Service Award and A. Nico Habermann Award. The CRA Distinguished Service Award is presented to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. The CRA A. Nico Habermann Award recognizes a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented groups in the computing research community. The deadline for receipt of nominations for both awards is December 8.

Save the Date: 2018 CRA Career Mentoring Workshop

CRA’s biennial Career Mentoring Workshop will be offered on February 26-27, 2018 at The Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Va. The workshop provides career advice and mentoring activities for junior assistant professors in computer science and engineering. In the next several months, we will be announcing the full agenda and registration information. Click here to subscribe to updates on the CRA Career Mentoring Workshop.