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CCC Launches Undergraduate Summer Research Listing Site

January 6th, 2012 / in CCC, pipeline, resources / by Erwin Gianchandani

CCC Launches Undergraduate Summer Research Listing SiteThe Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is unveiling a new website today allowing researchers to advertise undergraduate summer research positions and students to find such opportunities.

These listings will appear from a link on the CCC’s relatively new Computer Science Research Opportunities & Graduate School (CSGS) website, which has information on summer research opportunities, a Q&A on “why do research,” and links to many recurring summer programs (e.g., NSF REUs, CRA-W, CREUC Canada, among others). The site also has information and advice on applying to graduate school in computing fields (with Q&As with faculty from around the country as well as current Ph.D. students) and a “Day in the Life” Blog where a few graduate students are sharing their experiences as they proceed through grad school. Ultimately, the objective of the CSGS website is to help promote a healthy pipeline of talented young people into careers in computing research.

We’re writing to ask you to please let your colleagues know about this resource. Instructions for faculty (and other research supervisors) on how to post a summer research opportunity are provided below (after the jump).  There is no charge for this service.

How to post a research position or program (for research advisors or research program directors):


1. Go to

2. On the right side, click on “Register to Post.”

3. Fill in the form that appears and then check your e-mail for the auto-generated password from CRA. It may take a few minutes for the e-mail password to arrive.

4. The e-mail will also contain a login link. Click on that link, and login with the username and password sent to you.

5. Once logged in, you will be alerted that you can change your password, and you may do so if you wish.

6. Click on “Post your Project” and fill in the form to submit your position. You will be prompted to enter the project title, a brief description, and a few other pieces of information that will let students know how to contact you.

7. You can edit your posts using the same login link.
(This site is intended for colleges, universities, and labs to post summer research positions for undergraduates. Corporate research labs are encouraged to post, too, but the positions should be for research groups and not for summer jobs in general.)

Please help us get the word out to your colleagues about the listing service — and please let your students know about the CSGS website.

And if you have comments or suggestions about these resources, e-mail us!

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director, and Ran Libeskind-Hadas, CCC Council member & Harvey Mudd College)

CCC Launches Undergraduate Summer Research Listing Site