In The News: Computer science instruction to get boost

Per capita, Huntsville has one of the highest concentrations of software developers in the nation, said Jeff Gray, a computer science professor at the University of Alabama. But a majority of people in those well-paying jobs aren’t from Alabama.   While the state’s colleges teach computer science, its K-12 system… Read more

Sources: The Decatur Daily, The Florence Times-Daily, Tech Alabama, Shelby County Reporter, Pelham Reporter

In The News: STEM Path to the MBA Students Share in Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at U.N.

Two STEM Path To The MBA students were at the United Nations in NYC recently to represent The University of Alabama, the Culverhouse College of Commerce and the College of Engineering at the inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. The Culverhouse College of Commerce sponsored Rachel Ramey, a junior in civil engineering… Read more

Sources: UA Culverhouse News

In The News: Restrictions on teen driving need strengthening

Despite Alabama having a Graduated Driver License law — which sets restrictions for teenagers who sit behind the wheel at age 16 — it is not strong enough and should be strengthened by postponing a teen’s license until the age of 17, said David Brown, a research associate with the… Read more

Sources: The Montgomery Advertiser