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Computing Research News

October 2014     Vol. 26/No.9


Nominations Open for 2015 CRA Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers



The Computing Research Association is pleased to announce the annual CRA Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers, which recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. The award is a terrific way to recognize your best student researchers and your department.

Eligible nominees are enrolled as undergraduates in a North American college or university throughout the academic year September 2014 to May 2015. They must be nominated by two faculty members and recommended by the chair of their home department. Departments that grant Ph.D.s in one of the computing fields may nominate up to two male and two female students per year. Departments that do not grant Ph.D.s in one of the computing fields may nominate up to one male and one female student per year.

There will be up to one female and one male winner from Ph.D. granting departments and up to one female and one male winner from non-Ph.D.-granting departments.

A small number of other outstanding candidates will be recognized as Runners-Up and Finalists. All nominees whose work is considered to be exemplary are recognized with Honorable Mentions.

Everything you need to nominate a candidate - instructions and the nomination form - is available at:

Microsoft Research (MSR) and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) sponsor the Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award Program in alternate years. The 2015 award is being sponsored by MSR.

Please share this information with your faculty who may have promising students to nominate.


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