This article is published in the October 2020 issue.

Nominations Open for 2021 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award

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.

Eligible nominees are full-time faculty members at North American academic institutions. Faculty members include tenured and tenure-track faculty, instructors, and professors of the practice. Current members of CRA-E are not eligible to be a nominee or to serve as a nominator.  Nominations must be submitted by a faculty member or researcher in the computing field.

Nominations are due Friday, November 20, 2020 by 5 PM (ET). Winners will be notified by early February 2021. Click here to view the 2020 award winners and here to view the FAQs.

The award is given annually, and multiple recipients may be awarded. The selection committee will give appropriate consideration to different types of schools and mentors at different stages of their careers. The awardees will receive travel support to attend the meeting at which they accept the award.

Evaluation criteria

The committee will evaluate the evidence of: undergraduate student mentoring during the most recent 10 years (being sensitive to the size of the program) including the number of students enrolling in research-oriented M.S. or Ph.D. programs; professional development provided to the students mentored; diversity of students; and impact and success of the students’ research.

The 2021 selection committee includes:
Denys Poshyvanyk (William & Mary), Chair
Monica Anderson (University of Alabama)
Margaret Burnett (Oregon State)
Maria Gini (University of Minnesota)

Nominations Open for 2021 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award