October 2017, Issue: Vol. 29/No.9, Download as PDF

Archive of articles published in the October 2017, Vol. 29/No.9 issue.

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Nominees Sought for CRA Board of Directors


The Computing Research Association seeks your help in suggesting nominations for its board of directors. We want individuals who have the time, energy and initiative to work on CRA issues on behalf of the entire CRA community. We have a working board, and all members are expected to be involved with community issues.

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Nominations Open for 2018 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award


This award program honors faculty members in computing who have made a significant impact on students they have mentored. The CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes faculty members 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.

CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program Accepting Nominations


The CRA Education Committee is now accepting applications for the CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program. The program provides opportunities for Ph.D. candidates in computing fields to contribute to CRA-E projects, network with computer science education advocates on the committee, engage in advocacy for mentoring undergraduate students and promote undergraduate research and education at the national level.

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Computing Researchers Travel to D.C. to Make the Case for Computing


On September 13, 14 computing researchers from across the country visited Washington, D.C. to make the case for federally funded computing research. In all, they participated in nearly 40 House and Senate meetings. Their message to Congress was very simple: Federally supported computing research is vital to the nation’s future. Using their own research and individual stories as support, and helped with additional information from CRA, they made the “federal case” for computing to Members of Congress and their staff.

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Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs 2017


The second CCC Computing Research Symposium has a program designed to illuminate current and future trends in computing and the potential for computing to address national challenges. Please see the agenda and symposium website for more information. The event will be livestreamed here starting at 8:30AM EDT on Monday, October 23. Join the conversation on twitter using #CCCSymposium!

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Computer Hardware’s Ongoing Metamorphosis, as reported in the New York Times


In a recent article, “Chips off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Cues From Human Brains,” the New York Times highlighted the latest new wave of innovation in computer hardware, the foundation of Information Technology that has so altered our world. This post analyzes the article and shares related CCC resources.