Computer Science

UA's Department of Computer Science offers degrees at all levels – bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. Graduates of UA’s Computer Science program are prepared for admission to graduate study or for immediate employment in business, industry or government positions involving computer systems and techniques.

In The News: National Science Foundation grant funds engineering preparatory class

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is using a National Science Foundation grant to start three preparatory classes and a scholarship fund in an effort to address student retention. The grant will fund a one-credit preparatory class offered to students the semester before taking one of three gateway courses.… Read more

Sources: Fort Payne Times-Journal

NSF Grant Funds Engineering Preparatory Class, Scholarships

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is using a National Science Foundation grant to start three preparatory classes and a scholarship fund in an effort to address student retention. Read more

In The News: UA receives grant to train math-based students to be future computer science teachers

Governor Kay Ivey is pushing computer science in her new education plan. The University of Alabama is on board with that initiative. The school just got a $300,000 grant to train math based students to be future computer science teachers. A UA professor says three of the top six jobs… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, NBC 12 (Montgomery) , WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

Pitching Code: Computer science student designs app for baseball, starts company

Great ideas begin with questions, and for a University of Alabama student, his questions led him to an invention. Now, Matt Bowen and some classmates are turning that idea into a company. “This has been way more than I could have ever imagined,” said Bowen, a senior from Huntsville. Bowen… Read more

In The News: Open Source Survey Exposes Community Troubles

GitHub this week released the results of its survey on open source software development, practices and worldwide communities. GitHub partnered with researchers from academic institutions, industry organizations and the open source community to collect responses from more than 6,000 participants … One of the benefits of open source software is that… Read more

Sources: Tech News World , ECT News

UA Computer Science Students Start CrimsonHacks Hacking Competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Five University of Alabama computer science seniors and members of the Association for Computing Machinery UA student chapter started a hacking competition this semester that they hope will become a yearly event. CrimsonHacks is a hackathon, or a weekend-long invention challenge. The 24-hour event took place on… Read more