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

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: Alabama student’s software calls balls & strikes with a smartphone

University of Alabama senior Matt Bowen has created and released PA Software, an innovative pitch-analyzing protocol he hopes will bring big league K-Zone functionality to little league backyards. Sports entertainment company Sportvision first introduced K-Zone in 2001. K-Zone is a sophisticated computer system that tracks the trajectory of a baseball… Read more

Sources: Sport Illustrated, WHNT-CBS 19, WIAT CBS 42, Tech Alabama, WAAY ABC 31, Sports Techie, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: DCS planning computer science curriculum for elementary students: Dr. Jeff Gray trains teachers

Three schools in the Decatur City system are preparing to pilot a curriculum that will teach students as early as kindergarten how to write computer programs. “This is where our kids are, so we have to get there with them,” Benjamin Davis Magnet School Principal Aundrea Hanson said. Jeff Gray… Read more

Sources: The Decatur Daily

In The News: Cracking the Code – Getting IT in the classroom

In this episode, show host Dave Miller interviews Dr. Jeff Gray, one of the nation’s leading experts on the front lines of efforts to integrate computer science in the classroom, and a Mississippi entrepreneur who is co-founder of the non-profit Base Camp Coding Academy, which provides minority high school graduates… Read more

Sources: Let's Talk Tech Podcast

In The News: What’s the Right Age for Kids to Learn to Code?

Imagine if you never learned addition in elementary school — and when you went to middle school, it wasn’t part of the curriculum. Then came high school, where no one breathed a word about it. By the time you were a college freshman, however, you could at long last enroll… Read more

Sources: How Stuff Works

In The News: Wanted: AP coding teachers

Alabama is looking for a few good teachers to bring its technology curriculum up to code with the addition of Advanced Placement coding classes. A + College Ready, the nonprofit partner of the Alabama state Department of Education, announced Monday it has partnered with Code.org to facilitate expanding computer science… Read more

Sources: Athens News Courier, Alabama News Center