Published: January 2014,  Issue: Vol. 26/No.1, Download as PDF

Archive of articles published in the January 2014, Vol. 26/No.1 issue.

Workshop on Opportunities in Robotics, Automation, and Computer Science

Manufacturing currently comprises about 12% of the US GDP — roughly 1.8 trillion USD. Although there is a perception (and some truth) to the fact that manufacturing is leaving the US for low wage countries, there are many manufacturers that are interested in innovating in ways that would grow manufacturing (and jobs!) in the US. There are many efforts, such as the recently announced National Network for Manufacturing Initiative (NNMI), to accelerate this trend. How can the robotics and computing research communities support these efforts? To answer this question, the Robotics VO, National Science Foundation (NSF), The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) brought together 28 participants from industry, academia and government to discuss opportunities in advanced manufacturing for robotics, automation and computer science October 21, 2013, at the White House Conference Center.

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) REU program

As part of our comparative evaluation services, we compared critical outcomes of undergraduate computing students who had participated in the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) REU program to students who had other research experiences. Students who had participated in the DIMACS REU program reported greater gains in knowledge about graduate school, more interest in pursuing a research career, and more motivation to attain a PhD in computing or math compared to non-DIMACS students with other research experiences, ps < .05.

Borg Early Career Award

The Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) invites nominations for the Borg Early Career Award. The award honors the late Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-W and an inspiration for her commitment in increasing the participation of women in computing research.