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Computing Research News
October 2017, Issue: Vol. 29/No.9, Download as PDF
Archive of articles published in the October 2017, Vol. 29/No.9 issue.
Applications are open for the upcoming CRA-Women Graduate Student Cohort for Women which will be held April 13-14, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women is a two-day workshop for female students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school in computing fields.
The CRA Education Committee has added a new resource, “Teaching Computer Science: Capacity Building and Scaling,” to its website. To help departments and faculty deal with this capacity crunch, this scaling capacity resource is intended to provide a platform for sharing technological and pedagogical interventions for addressing capacity challenges.
The CRA Education Committee is excited to announce a new and improved version of its Conquer website (conquer.cra.org) for CS undergraduates interested in research and graduate school. The site also has resources for faculty who are interested in mentoring undergraduate research and helping their students apply to graduate school.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
In this article, CCC Council members and distinguished researchers share their thoughts on how the nation can lead embedded security research and education rather than follow and be surprised by the next medical device or automobile cybersecurity recall.
CERP data indicate first year and second year students were proportionally less likely to attend a technical conference in computing over the past year compared to upper division students. This finding is important because participation in conferences may help foster engagement and retention in computing, particularly among first and second year students.