Published: August 2018, Issue: Vol. 30/No.7, Download as PDF

Archive of articles published in the August 2018, Vol. 30/No.7 issue.

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CRA Taulbee Survey Correction to Tables by Specialty Area

In the report of the CRA Taulbee Survey published in the May 2018 CRN, there is an error in specialty area labeling in Tables D4 (Employment of New PhD Recipients by Specialty) and D4a (Detail of Industry Employment).  In both D4 and D4a, the column labels for High Performance Computing and Human Computer Interaction were swapped. In addition, in D4a the column labels in alphabetical sequence between Informatics: Biomedical/Other Science and Social Computing/Social Informatics were incorrect.

Correct tables for 2017 are provided here. However, the High Performance Computing / Human Computer Interaction label swap goes back to 2014, and the D4a labeling error goes back to 2016. Corrected versions of those year’s Taulbee reports will be posted online at

CRA regrets the error. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Betsy Bizot, CRA Director of Statistics and Evaluation, at

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Congratulations to Ayanna Howard – 2018 Richard Tapia Award Winner

CRA and CRA-W Board Member Ayanna Howard was recently named the recipient of the 2018 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing from the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT). “The Richard A. Tapia Award is awarded annually to an individual who demonstrates significant research leadership and strong commitment and contributions to diversifying computing.

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CRA and CRA-W Welcome Alejandra Guzman

CRA has recently hired Alejandra Guzman as a program associate. In this role, Alejandra supports CRA and CRA-W program activities with meeting planning, workshops, outreach activities, and committee support.

Alejandra graduated from Brown University in 2015 with an Education Studies degree. During her undergraduate career, she was deeply involved with student organizations that supported underrepresented student communities such as first-gen, low income, etc.

She has continued that work in her professional career as she supports disenfranchised students, particularly in STEM fields. Before joining CRA, Alejandra promoted computer science learning through Code Success, a Google-sponsored program at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), which focused on enhancing NSBE members’ CS technical skills as well as professional skills to ensure they were job ready upon graduation. In her free time, Alejandra enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running and playing with her cat.