This article is published in the September 2023 issue.

Need Evaluation for Your Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Project?

By Ama Nyame-Mensah, Senior Research Associate, CERP

Are you a new or existing REU Principal Investigator? Do you need to fulfill your REU Site evaluation requirement?

Sign up to participate in the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) Comparative Evaluation of Undergraduate Research Opportunities on Student Interest in Research Careers in CISE Fields!

CERP* is a research and evaluation center whose mission is to promote diversity in computing. CERP provides evaluation for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) projects sponsored by the Computer and Information Science and Engineers (CISE) directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) at no cost. Partnering with CERP will fulfill NSF’s evaluation requirement.

Please complete our interest form if you have an REU Site or REU Supplement and want to work with CERP for your REU evaluation. After you submit your interest form, you will receive a confirmation email from the CERP team ( If you are preparing an NSF proposal for your REU, we will also provide you with a paragraph to include in your proposal.

Sign up today! 

Want a sneak peek of what you can expect as a client? Check out this example report of the results you will receive.


*CERP is contracted with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineers (CISE) to provide evaluation of the NSF CISE Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs, which include REU Sites and REU Supplements. PIs participating in this evaluation do not have to include CERP in their proposal budget.