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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: 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

In The News: Real talk from real computer science teachers: Dr. Jeff Gray mentioned for his work

In 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched an effort to place 10,000 qualified computer science teachers in 10,000 high schools — and eventually to bring computer science to every student in the nation. But this ambitious goal has some obstacles that are not widely recognized. For instance, how can computer science… Read more

Sources: Medium

In The News: Computer coding lesson teaches importance of high-tech jobs

On Tuesday, Jeff Gray, a professor in the University of Alabama’s College of Engineering, handed a student at the Tuscaloosa Magnet Middle School a smooth white ball about the size of a tennis ball. After linking the ball, called a Sphero, wirelessly to his laptop computer through Bluetooth, Gray asked… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

Coding Education: College professor leads several efforts to get students interested in computer science

For Dr. Jeff Gray the logic is simple: If jobs in computer science are in high demand, yet difficult to fill because not enough students learn the discipline, then much more needs to be done to get additional students interested in computer science as early as possible in the education… Read more

In praise of computer science expansion, UA professors says discipline as important to teach as dissecting a frog

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, applauds recent announcement to expand computer science curriculum in New York City, which also comes after a similar initiative was announced in the state of Arkansas. Gray is a national leader in computer science education, recognized around the country for his… Read more

In The News: Will Teaching New Computer Science Principles Level the Playing Field?: Dr. Jeff Gray in Computer Science featured in article

It’s no secret that computer science (CS) courses are not a priority in many high schools. Across the nation, many schools get away with packaging courses that teach kids to make Powerpoints, spreadsheets and other rudimentary work as ‘computer science.’ But when authentic CS is offered, it’s often in the… Read more

Sources: edSurge

In The News: Computer science booming in Alabama

Alabama is leading the nation in bringing computer science courses to the classroom.  In fact, teachers are going back to school to learn how to instruct students in computer science. This is the third year for computer science training for teachers at the University of Alabama campus. 22 new schools are… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40

Computer Science Professor Tapped to Edit Journal

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, was recently named the editor-in-chief of Journal on Software and Systems Modeling, or SoSym, the top research journal in the software modeling area. SoSyM is an English language quarterly international journal that focuses on theoretical and practical issues pertaining to… Read more

In The News: Hartselle High School wins state robotics competition

Hartselle High School fielded robotics teams for the first time at the Alabama Robotics Competition at the University of Alabama, but the school did not perform like rookies. One of Hartselle’s teams took first place with a perfect score, successfully completing all of their challenges faster than their competitors. Another… Read more

Sources: Tech Alabama