Dr. Jeff Gray

Computer Science

Dr. Jeff Gray is a national leader in computer science education, and is a member of Code.org's Education Advisory Council. With several National Science Foundation grants, Gray has worked with the College Board and Google to craft a new Advanced Placement computer-science course designed to increase secondary and post-secondary educational interest in computer science and… Read more about Dr. Jeff Gray

In The News: Computer science department grows with technology

The UA department of computer science has about 250 undergraduate students, but Jeff Gray, a professor in the department, said the department believes the number could be higher.  Gray said the mantra of the department is “Everyone should learn computer science.” Even though current enrollment doesn’t reflect the total population… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

UA hosts event to honor high school women in IT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –The University of Alabama and the National Center for Women and Information Technology will recognize high school women from across Alabama who have achieved success within the IT field at an annual banquet. The UA College of Engineering computer science department will host the NCWIT Aspirations banquet Saturday… Read more

In The News: UA student technology advances outside of research

Four students on campus have come together to create an accessible combination of technology and sports to improve players’ softball and baseball game, originally thanks to the UA Emerging Scholars program. “I kind of took to computers from an early age and I wasn’t satisfied with just playing with Microsoft… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, Baseball News

In The News: Four robots that aim to teach your kids to code

You’ve seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots. At the CES electronics show in January, coding robots came out in force. One convention hall area was packed with everything from chip-embedded, alphabet-like coding blocks to turtle-like tanks that draw on command. Of course… Read more

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In The News: UA to help expand computer science education

These teachers were at the University of Alabama for the 2017 Alabama Teachers Computer Science Summit, learning about how to bring a new advanced placement computer science course into classrooms. Statistics show computer science related jobs are growing at twice the rate of all other jobs, and the teachers say the… Read more

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In The News: Event connects students, faculty, research and pizza

Students and professors gathered in Gorgas Library on Monday to munch and meet. The event, called “Pizza and Professors” connected students and professors with pizza and potential research partners. The event started with free pizza, followed by a brief two-minute introduction from each professor about his or her research. After the… Read more

Sources: Crimson White