Published: August 2023, Issue: Vol. 35/No.7, Download as PDF

Archive of articles published in the August 2023, Vol. 35/No.7 issue.

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CRA Update: July Board Meeting

By CRA Executive Committee On July 13-14, 2023, CRA hosted its Summer Board of Directors Meeting in Portland, Oregon. To keep you in the know, below is a summary of the many discussions that took place amongst the 28 CRA Board members and 12 CRA staff who attended in person, and the 6 CRA Board […]

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NSF Seeks Nominations for Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate

By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications The National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a nationwide search for its next Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). A key position within NSF’s senior management and policy team, the position provides leadership and direction for CISE’s numerous programs and initiatives, as well as oversight […]

CRA Committees Respond to NSF Request for Information on New Technology, Innovations, and Partnerships Directorate: Seek Additional Community Input

By Catherine Gill, Program Associate, CCC In April 2023, the National Science Foundation (NSF) published a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the development of a roadmap for the recently established Technology, Innovations, and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate. This roadmap will help guide TIP’s investments in translational use-inspired research to maintain US competitiveness in scientific research. […]

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CCC Council Chair Emerita, Liz Bradley, Featured in Recent SpringerNature Podcast on Athlete-Scientists

By Maddy Hunter, Program Associate, CCC CCC Council Chair Emerita, Liz Bradley, was interviewed last month for a SpringerNature’s podcast segment on athlete-scientists. As an Olympian, mathematician and Professor of Computer Science at University of Colorado Boulder, Bradley discusses the impact of athletics on personal development, the importance of discipline, and strategies for balancing sports and intellectual pursuits. […]

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NSF Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Alan T. Waterman Award

By Maddy Hunter, Program Associate, CCC The National Science Foundation (NSF) is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Alan T. Waterman Award. NSF’s highest honor for early-career researchers, the annual award recognizes exceptional individual achievement in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF. “The Alan T. Waterman Award plays a crucial role in supporting […]

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More than 170 Institutions Participated in Data Buddies Survey 2022

By Evelyn Yarzebinski, Manager, CERP The Data Buddies Project is a long-standing project of Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). This project focuses on the experiences of those in the computing community, such as understanding student retention and attrition, as well as factors that may support successful graduate school or other professional experiences. CERP […]

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Building a More Inclusive Future: Highlights from the CRA Accessible Technology for All Report

By Helen Wright, Manager, CRA-Industry In a rapidly digitizing world, ensuring accessibility for all individuals is crucial. In February 2023, the Computing Research Association (CRA) held a workshop on Accessible Technology for All. The workshop was co-hosted by CRA-Industry (CRA-I), Computing Community Consortium (CCC), and CRA-Widening Participation (CRA-WP) and led by a team of organizers from the various CRA committees including Jeanine Cooke (Sandia National Labs […]

Congressional Hearing Asks Tough & Important Questions About Artificial Intelligence

 By Fatima Morera Lohr, 2023 Eban Tisdale Fellow On Thursday, June 22 the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing on Artificial Intelligence: Advancing Innovation Towards the National Interest to discuss different ways the federal government can utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a, “trustworthy and beneficial manner for all Americans.” The committee heard from several witnesses […]

NSF Releases Guidelines for Research Security Analytics Practices

By Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs At the end of June the National Science Foundation released their long-anticipated guidelines covering their internal guidance for research security data-related practices. In their announcement, NSF said these, “guidelines are one of several NSF activities demonstrating that the principles of open science can align with research security standards.” […]

House Defense Policy Legislation Contains Proposed Onerous Reporting Requirements for Scientists Performing Defense Research

by Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs In the middle of July, the House of Representatives passed their version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Also known as the defense policy bill, this is yearly, must-pass legislation that covers policy and spending requirements at the Defense Department. The bill included a number of controversial amendments […]