2013 Alabama Robotics Competition set for April 6 at UA

By Associated Engineering Press

More than 350 students from all over the state of Alabama will compete in the 2013 Alabama Robotics Competition at the University of Alabama on April 6.
Competing students range in age from third grade students to high school seniors. They’ll all be hoping their robot can take the first place spot in the event hosted by UA College of Engineering’s department of computer science. Jeff Gray, associate professor of computer science, says he hopes this third annual event will spark student’s interest in the field.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: April 2, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Outreach    /    Features: