The CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award honors faculty members in computing who have made a significant impact on students they have mentored. It recognizes those 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.
Computing Research News
Published: October 2021, Issue: Vol. 33/No.9, Download as PDF
Archive of articles published in the October 2021, Vol. 33/No.9 issue.
The CRA CV Database is now open for applications for the 2021-22 recruiting season. It can be accessed through https://cra.org/cv-database/. Candidates will be able to upload their resumes, research and teaching statements, job objectives and other preferences, and a link to a short presentation video. Recruiters will be able to search this information and are encouraged to contact candidates starting mid-November.
For undergraduates who entered their current program in 2020, over half reported learning a new programming language prior to their program. This trend has steadily increased over the last 5 years of incoming undergraduates, yet a persistent difference remains for students who are from populations underrepresented in computing.
President Biden announced 30 of America’s most distinguished leaders in science and technology as members of his President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and included a number of computer scientists.
On the opening day of the 8th HLF, Scott Aaronson, winner of the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing, discussed the recent advancements in quantum computing and the impact that “quantum supremacy” could have on the future of computing.
This year’s HLF included an interactive session titled “Pitch Your Science News and Opinion Stories to News and Magazine Editors,” to help young researchers improve their skills in this domain.
Kathleen Fisher describes her experiences serving as a PM to convey a sense of what the job is like and why it might be an attractive career option.
CRA-WP will host two Graduate Cohort Workshops in 2022. The Grad Cohort Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (GC-IDEALS) is designed specifically for graduate school populations underrepresented in computing research. The Grad Cohort Workshop for Women (GC-Women) is designed for women students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school in computing fields.
Grad Cohort participants will have an opportunity to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks intended to form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate career and beyond.
Applications accepted October 1 – November 15
We would like to thank Andrea Danyluk for contributions during her service on both the CRA-WP and CRA Board of Directors. Dwarkadas has replaced Danyluk as the CRA-WP representative on the CRA Board.