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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

UA News: UA Honors Faculty, Students and Residents at Excellence in Community Engagement Awards Luncheon

The UA Council on Community-Based Partnerships will honor leaders in community engagement at the ninth annual Excellence in Community Engagement awards luncheon Friday, April 17, at the Bryant Conference Center. The program begins at 10 a.m. with research poster presentations, and the awards program starts at 11:30. The council also… Read more

In The News: Bowen develops UA ‘Best Undergraduate Research’ plus national attention

Matthew Bowen, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, is preparing to ‘MoVVE’ into a promising career in software design. A computer science major, Bowen was recognized at a UA ceremony on March 30 with the 2015 award “Best Undergraduate Research.” In addition, Bowen earned second place in the Association… Read more

Sources: Madison County Record

In The News: Computer Science Course Draws in Arts Students: UA professor of computer science instrumental in creation

Last December, the College Board launcheda new Advanced Placement (AP) course designed to teach Computer Science Principles (CSP). The course, developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), intends to make computer science accessible to all students and to increase participation by females, underrepresented minorities and students with disabilities. Read more

Sources: Product Design and Development

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, Selma Times-Journal, Tech Alabama, The Decatur Daily, Government Technology, The Madison Record

Friendly Faces: Three high school friends become research partners at UA and create a smartphone app aimed toward helping children with autism spectrum disorders.

Cassidy Lamm met Lauren Lambert in her high school freshman English class in Huntsville, Alabama. The two became fast friends, taking most of the same classes and even taking leadership roles in one of the school’s service organizations. Then they became friends with Joshua Wolfe, a grade below them. All… Read more

In The News: Teachers go back to school to learn computer coding: UA professor leads teacher training for new AP course

Computer science is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. The same goes for here in Alabama.  In fact, computer science and coding is being offered as a high school math credit, that goes toward graduation. Read more

Sources: WBHM ABC 33/40, WVUA, WIAT CBS 42