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Communications of the ACM


Highlights of the ACM Student Research Competition

Laurie Williams and Doug Baldwin

Laurie Williams and Doug Baldwin, co-chairs of the ACM Student Research Competition.

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Since 2003, ACM in conjunction with Microsoft have sponsored research competitions for undergraduate and graduate students in computing. The competitions provide a vehicle for these students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees at well-known ACM-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences. The students have the opportunity to experience a research conference, get feedback on their research, meet academic and industrial researchers and other students, and appreciate the practical applications of their research. Student competitors also have the opportunity to sharpen communication, visual, organizational, and presentation skills in preparation for the SRC. Participation by undergraduates may be literally life-changing if they alter their career path to pursue graduate studies and research careers after experiencing a conference and competition.

The following process is used to select the SRC winners:


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