Tag Archive: CRAE

Articles relevant to the CRA Education Committee (CRAE).

Exploring the Baccalaureate Origin of Domestic Ph.D. Students in Computing Fields

Increasing the number of US students entering graduate school and receiving a Ph.D. in computer science is a goal as well as a challenge for many US Ph.D. granting institutions. Although the total computer science Ph.D. production in the U.S. has doubled between 2000 and 2010, the fraction of domestic students receiving a Ph.D. from U.S. graduate programs has been below 50% since 2003. In this article, the Pipeline Project of the CRA-Education Committee (PiPE) provides an initial examination of the baccalaureate origins of domestic students who have matriculated to Ph.D. programs in computer science.

New Activities

In the summer of 2008, Andries van Dam from Brown University convened the CRA-E committee – the Mark I committee as it has become known. Mark I was a panel of world-class computing researchers and educators who were asked to identify and recommend best practices for preparing undergraduates for research careers in computing. A summary of their findings and recommendations appears elsewhere in this issue of Computing Research News.