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CRA’s Taulbee Survey: Undergraduate CS Enrollments Up for Fourth Straight Year

April 9th, 2012
Figure 1. Average CS majors per U.S. CS department.

The Computing Research Association (CRA) today released a report -- Computing Degree and Enrollment Trends, 2010-2011 -- providing summary data from its annual Taulbee survey of Ph.D.-granting departments in computer science and allied fields in the U.S. and Canada. As posted on CRA's Policy Blog: Enrollments in undergraduate computer science programs rose 9.6 percent in the 2011-12 school year, the fourth ...

White House, Labor Dept. Announce Summer Jobs+ Code Sprint

April 2nd, 2012
Summer Jobs+ Code Sprint [image courtesy The White House].

Calling all developers! Late this afternoon, the White House and Department of Labor announced the Summer Jobs+ Code Sprint, "challenging the developer community to build apps that reach kids throughout the nation on their browsers, Facebook, Android, iOS, SMS or any other platform." The Labor Department released an API that opens access to thousands of summer internship, mentorship, and other ...

CRA Issues Consensus Paper on Postdoctoral Fellowships

March 9th, 2012
Computer Science Postdocs

Last February, the Computing Research Association (CRA) -- the umbrella organization of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) -- launched an effort to engage the computing research community in a conversation about postdoctoral fellows, at a time when survey data were suggesting that a growing number of recent Ph.D.s in the field were pursuing postdoctoral fellowships ...

CCC Launches Undergraduate Summer Research Listing Site

January 6th, 2012
CCC Launches Undergraduate Summer Research Listing Site

The 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 ...

NSF: Slight Increase in Ph.D.s in the Computer Sciences;
CS Experienced “Fastest Growth” in Past Decade

December 13th, 2011

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is out with a brief overview of the results of its annual Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) for 2010, finding that the numbers of Ph.D.s in the computer sciences increased by 3.5 percent that year, more than in any other discipline. (The total number of doctorates awarded by U.S. academic institutions declined for the ...

Third Annual CSEdWeek Just Around the Corner

November 21st, 2011
2011 Computer Science Education Week [image courtesy].

The third annual Computer Science Education Week -- CSEdWeek for short -- is just around the corner! Endorsed by Congress as December 4-10, 2011, in recognition of Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper's birthday (Dec. 9th, 1906) and her many contributions to the field of computer science, CSEdWeek is "a call to action to raise awareness of ...