CRA-E’s new “Undergraduate Research Highlights” series showcases outstanding research done by undergraduate students at universities and colleges across North America. It is one of a number of CRA-E’s activities that foster and recognize talented computing researchers with the goal of increasing the research pipeline, promoting graduate education, and advocating research-based careers.
Each article features the story of a successful undergraduate researcher and offers personal insights into their experiences with finding an advisor, undertaking new research projects, and discovering how research can impact their personal and professional futures. In addition to helping students understand the process of getting involved in research, the articles also serve as a venue for students to pass along advice to others who aspire to become involved in research themselves. Students selected for the research highlights include those receiving recognition in the CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition. This series is written and edited by CRA-E Graduate Fellows.
The first three articles in the Undergraduate Research Highlights series are now available.
- “Driven by Curiosity” features Gloria Kim and details what led her to pursue research at Rice University
- “Beyond the Valley” features Lillian Tsai and her research experience at Harvard University
- “From Passions to Projects: How interest in design and art led to computing research” features Julia Woodward and her research projects at the University of Florida
New additions to this series will be posted regularly on the Conquer website available at http://conquer.cra.org/undergrad-research-highlights. We encourage you to share these stories with your students and those considering a research career. You can subscribe to be notified of new articles here.