Computing Community Consortium Blog

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.

Engaging Undergraduates in Research:  Upcoming Workshops at ICRA and FCRC

April 22nd, 2015 / in Announcements, CS education, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

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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.  

The workshops are funded by the National Science Foundation.   Please see the CRA-E’s workshop page for more information and instructions for registering.

Engaging Undergraduates in Research:  Upcoming Workshops at ICRA and FCRC