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Articles relevant to the CRA Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research (CRA-WP).

Expanding the Pipeline: Will ChatGPT Expand Diversity in Computing? We don’t think so. Reasons for Concern and Paths Forward


By Lamia Youseff, Ph.D. with the help of Claude 3 Sonnet Since the launch of ChatGPT, there has been immense public interest in how AI may disrupt industries, replace some human workers and even create new jobs. Like any transformative technology, the recent rise of large language models (LLMs) and generative AI has sparked both […]

Computer and Information Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US)


By Margaret Martonosi (Princeton University), Jill Denner (NSF), and Jeff Forbes (NSF)  In 2022, 100,699 students in the U.S. completed bachelor’s degrees in computer science, computer engineering and information science at a public or not-for-profit institution. Eighty nine percent of these students were U.S. citizens or permanent residents according to the National Center for Education […]

Expanding Career Pipelines by Unhiding the Hidden Curriculum of University Computing Majors


by Philip Guo, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, UC San Diego Everyone who attends college learns a formal curriculum by taking classes, but there is also a hidden curriculum just beneath the surface of their college experience. This hidden curriculum consists of the “unspoken lessons, norms, values, and perspectives that impact learning and academic performance. […]

Mentor and Student Applications to CRA-WP’s DREU Program Due February 15


By Ming C. Lin, University of Maryland at College Park  CRA-WP’s Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program is a research mentoring program that matches students with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty mentor’s home institution. DREU interns have the opportunity to be directly involved in a research project and […]

Establishing Partnerships with Industry at CRA-WP’s Career Mentoring Workshop 2023


By Helen V. Wright, Manager, CRA-I  In November, CRA-Industry (CRA-I) had the honor of delivering a plenary talk at CRA-WP’s 2023 Early & Mid Career Mentoring Workshop in Chicago, IL. The speakers, CRA-I’s Co-Chair Vivek Sarkar (Georgia Tech) and Cynthia Bennett (Google), presented on “Establishing Partnerships with Industry at CRA-WP’s Career Mentoring” and sparked vibrant […]

CRA-WP Early Career Awards Now Accepting Nominations 


By Lauren Lashlee, Program Associate, CRA-WP The Computing Research Association Widening Participation Committee (CRA-WP) is now accepting nominations for the CRA-WP Early Career Awards. CRA-WP Early Career Awards consists of two awards. The Borg Early Career Award (BECA) and the Skip Ellis Early Career Award (SEECA). Anita Borg Early Career Award In order to be […]

CRA Welcomes Curtis Cain as New Director of Broadening Participation in Computing Initiatives


By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications   A well-known and respected leader in the community, Dr. Cain brings valuable experience and expertise to his new role leading CRA’s Widening Participation committee.   The Computing Research Association (CRA) is pleased to announce the naming of Curtis Cain, PhD, to the position of Director of Broadening Participation […]

CRA-WP 2024 Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU): Early Decision Deadline December 15, General Deadline February 15


Are you an undergraduate student interested in exploring research in computer science? Or are you a faculty member interested in being a research mentor? Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) might be the program for you! The objective of the DREU program is to increase the number of people from underrepresented groups including women, minorities, […]