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We’re Looking for Your Cool Research Videos!

April 27th, 2011 / in research horizons, Research News, resources / by Erwin Gianchandani

Research Frontiers in CS:  Short Videos for UndergraduatesAre you working on a really exciting research project? Do you have a cool finding? Well, how about making a short video describing it — and getting paid in the process?

Following up on our successful Computing Research Highlights of the Week, the CCC is announcing today a call for short videos describing exciting research and results in computer science:

Many undergraduates don’t have a clear sense of what computer science research is all about. A common misconception is that it must be all about writing really big and complicated programs. The CCC would like to have a collection of short videos that provide undergraduates with some concrete examples of current research in computer science. A video can be as short as 1 minute or as long as 5 minutes. The plan is to advertise these videos widely and to encourage instructors to show these videos in introductory CS courses.


We’re seeking proposals from you! The CCC solicits very short proposals (one page) describing the proposed video. For each accepted proposal, the CCC will award up to $1000 to cover expenses (e.g., time for graduate students to make the video). The videos will be showcased on a CCC website and advertised to CS students and faculty.


A successful video should describe some area of research and results in a way that a student in an introductory computer science class can understand and find exciting. The video may be entirely a demonstration with text explanation and no voice-over or it can have people talking to the viewer. There is no one model that is favored.

See the full call for videos here.

And here’s an sample video:

If you’re interested, please e-mail me a short proposal (one page maximum) today! Proposals will be reviewed in “real time” while funds permit.

And along these lines, don’t forget to check out our Highlights of the Week.

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

We’re Looking for Your Cool Research Videos!