[E]nergizing, [M]entoring, and [B]roadening [E]xposure to [R]esearch
WHAT IS EMBER?
An overarching goal for this experience is to make research opportunities available and accessible to students from populations underrepresented in computing.
That course includes a mini-research module designed to expose students to research in computing. Faculty at UMass CICS will provide content and leadership during the mentored research experience with a UMass lab (e.g., a 4-5 week paired apprenticeship with a Ph.D. student on a topic planned and vetted by a faculty member).
This program will provide students with:
- increased knowledge and confidence in research environments;
- the knowledge and practice necessary to apply to Ph.D. research positions;
- increased awareness of pathways to long-term careers in computing-based research;
- exposure to research areas and different applications of computing;
- a basic understanding of research methods in computer science, including practice in how to approach and frame a research question, how to move from a research question to designing a project, and how to interpret results, including failure as a necessary part of the research process;
- strategies for combatting imposter phenomenon and stereotype threat.
EMBER is a college-wide effort with participation from
Director of Diversity and Inclusive Community Development
Director of Career Services
Senior Lecturer II and primary lead for EMBER
Associate Professor and EMBER Research Project Leader
Director of the CICS Writing Center