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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

Launching a New Resource for CS Undergraduates

September 21st, 2011 / in CS education, pipeline, resources / by Erwin Gianchandani

CCC Launching a Resource for CS Undergraduates: Research Opportunities and Graduate School.We’re launching something brand new today!

The Computing Community Consortium’s Research Community & Student Outreach Subcommittee is pleased to announce a unique new website for undergraduates in computing fields hoping to learn more about summer research opportunities as well as the process for applying to graduate school in computer science. The website contains:

  • A section on what graduate school in computer science is all about (including frequently-asked-questions with answers by current graduate students and faculty);
  • Information, advice, and insights on how to apply to graduate school in computer science (including another set of FAQs with answers by students who have just been through the process as well as faculty); and
  • The URO Zone (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Zone), with details on undergraduate summer research positions nationwide.

We’ve tested this website with a handful of undergraduates — and the response has been very favorable. Check it out here.

We hope this resource will be widely useful. Please help us get the word out by forwarding this announcement — and this link to the website — to your departments!

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director; Ran Libeskind-Hadas, CCC Research Community & Student Outreach Subcommittee Chair; and Ed Lazowska, CCC Council Chair)

Launching a New Resource for CS Undergraduates