The following is a guest blog post by Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor and Computer Science Department Chair at Harvey Mudd College, Susanne Hambrusch, Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, and Nancy Amato, Unocal Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.
The Education Committee of the Computing Research Association (CRA-E) is sponsoring workshops for faculty members interested in mentoring undergraduate research. The next two workshops are at ICRA (Seattle, Saturday May 30, 12-1:30 PM, lunch provided) and FCRC (Portland, Monday, June 15, 6-7:30 PM, appetizers provided). The workshops are free.
The objectives of these workshops are to provide faculty with resources and best practices for engaging undergraduates in their research, identifying funding sources for undergraduate research, and encouraging undergraduates to consider careers in research. To ensure a healthy pipeline of students motivated to continue on to graduate school, it is critically important that talented undergraduates obtain meaningful research experiences. Having faculty who are well-prepared to supervise undergraduate research can make a difference.