I need your help as the leaders of the SIGCSE Committee on Computing in Liberal Arts Colleges. Would you please spread the word about the Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award to all your constituents who teach CS at a liberal arts college. Nominations for the award can be made through the NCWIT website at
The two categories of awards of particular interest are those for senior faculty at non-PhD institutions and for junior faculty at the same institutions. I know that many liberal arts colleges pride themselves on the research opportunities offered to undergraduates. The NCWIT Academic Alliance would like to recognize some outstanding mentors of these students.
The nomination process is simple and needs to be completed by October 30. Once nominated, the candidate is asked to provide more information about the students and their projects along with an abbreviated CV.
The rewards are great: a free trip to Grapevine, TX in May and a $5000 grant to the winner’s department to continue to support undergraduate research.
Thanks for your help.
Robert E. Beck
Co-Chair NCWIT Academic Alliance
Professor, Department of Computing Sciences