By Julia Sepulveda Avalos, Program Associate, CRA-E In an effort to increase the number of women and other gender-marginalized students (especially those who identify as Black, Latinx, Native, and/or Indigenous) who pursue doctoral studies in computing, the Computing Research Association (CRA) launched the UR2PhD (pronounced “you are to PhD”) program this year. To achieve its […]
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By Julia Sepulveda Avalos (Program Associate, CRA-E), Kelly Shaw (CRA-E Co-Chair), Lori Pollock (CRA-E Co-Chair), Janet Davis (CRA-E Board), Steven Swanson (CRA-E Board), and Amy Ko (CRA-E Board) The Computing Research Association’s Education Committee (CRA-E) recently launched a new website: Student Pathways into Research in Computing (SPARC). The SPARC website is a resource for people […]
By the CRA-E Committee The CRA Education Committee (CRA-E) is excited to announce that Renee Bryce, Dorian Arnold, and Stacy Branham joined as board members. The CRA-E board would also like to recognize and extend their gratitude to Emeritus member Amy Ko, who recently completed her service on the board. Amy was instrumental in […]
By Julia Sepulveda Avalos, Program Associate, CRA-E Each year, CRA celebrates and recognizes undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing research through the Undergraduate Research Awards (URA). We encourage faculty to nominate undergraduate researchers who demonstrate strong interest in and commitment to contributing to the field. Award recipients will receive financial […]
This Q&A highlight features Winnie Xu, a Finalist in the 2022 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers award program. Winnie graduated from the University of Toronto and is now a Student Researcher at Facebook AI Research (Meta AI).
We are seeking instructors for a new CRA program called UR2PhD, whose goal is to vastly increase the number of women students (particularly Black, Latina, and Native women students) who have high-quality undergraduate research experiences and continue into PhD programs.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the third year of the CSGrad4US Graduate Fellowship program.
The Education Committee of the Computing Research Association (CRA-E) is proud to announce three recipients of the 2023 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award: Nanette Veilleux from Simmons University, William Wang from University of California, Santa Barbara, and Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu from Harvey Mudd College.
These outstanding individuals are being recognized for providing exceptional mentorship, undergraduate research experiences, and, in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of their students to research-focused graduate programs in computing.
When asked about their biggest motivations to apply to graduate school, participants in the first CSGrad4US cohort most often indicated that they wanted to make an impact on society with an advanced degree. Few participants cited reasons related to their current work situations.