Published: March 2013,  Issue: Vol. 25/No.3, Download as PDF

Archive of articles published in the March 2013, Vol. 25/No.3 issue.

Expanding the Pipeline – Growing the Tech Talent Pool: NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Program Scales Up

In May 2007, the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) launched the Award for Aspirations in Computing at its annual members meeting, which that year took place in Boulder, Colorado. Fifteen young women were selected from local Boulder and Denver high schools and recognized for their aspirations and achievements in computing.

CISE Welcomes the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

On September 6, 2012, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced plans for realigning the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) as a unit within the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). With the December 27, 2012 Congressional approval of NSF’s plan for operations through March 27, 2013, OCI has now become the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) within CISE. The new division will continue to benefit from the leadership of Alan Blatecky.

IT Research Hearing Focuses on Security, Education

On February 14, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Research held a hearing on Applications for Information Technology Research and Development. CCC Chair and former CRA Board Chair Ed Lazowska, CRA-W Chair and current CRA Board Member Kathryn McKinley, representing Microsoft, and Kelly Gaither of the University of Texas at Austin testified on behalf of the computing community and articulated the importance of federal funding for computing research.

2012 Taulbee Report Sneak Preview

The full 2012 Taulbee Report will be published in the May 2013 issue of CRN. However, the degree and enrollment numbers for bachelor’s and doctoral level programs in the departments responding to the survey have been compiled at this time, and they should be of interest to our members and readership. Thus, we are providing a sneak preview into these data.