[POSTPONED] Departmental BPC Plan Workshop on August 11, 2021

The Computing Research Association (CRA) Departmental BPC Plan workshop scheduled for August 11, 2021 has been postponed until further notice. The BPCnet.org team still plans to hold the workshop and will alert the community when a new date is determined. Additionally, the virtual office hours scheduled for August 19, 2021 and September 14, 2021 are postponed until a later date. 

BPC Community Calendar

BPCnet.org is pleased to announce the new BPC Community Calendar, a new resource intended for use by the wider community for BPC-related activities and events.

Resource Highlight: CERP – Data Buddies Project

Resource Highlight: CERP – Data Buddies Project

The Data Buddies Project is an initiative of the Computing Research Association (CRA) Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) to collect data from individuals in computing and technology fields through the Data Buddies Survey (DBS).

Announcing Google’s 2021 exploreCSR awards for undergraduate computing research workshops

Google’s exploreCSR awards aid higher education efforts to support students from historically marginalized groups to pursue graduate studies and research careers in computing. Increasing student pursuit of computing research is a top priority at Google, especially for students historically marginalized in the field. Applications close July 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm PDT.

DU(E-NEWS) Special Edition: AAAS-IUSE Summer Labs: Developing a New Faculty Model to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The AAAS-IUSE Initiative invites participation in its Summer Labs Sessions for an opportunity to discuss systemic issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the faculty level. The webinar will be held on Tuesday June 22 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST. University STEM faculty and graduate students interested in conversations on examining equity within faculty recruitment and tenure systems, creating cultural change within STEM departments, and confronting common challenges encountered by faculty at Minority Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities are encouraged to attend.

Free Leadership Academy for Undergraduate Students

The Arizona State University Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) is hosting a free Leadership Academy this summer for interested undergraduate students. The Leadership Academy 2021 will meet for 3 sessions per week from July 12 – August 20, 2021. Applications will remain open until all seats are filled.