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Alabama found lacking in computer science students

By Associated Engineering Press

With more job opportunities than any other college major these days, computer science is hot. The Bureau of Labor says there will be up to 800,000 new jobs in this area by 2020. So, why are fewer than 100 students in Alabama learning about this field? …”We heard there was a lot of folks in industry putting an effort to raise the awareness of computing,” University of Alabama professor, Jeff Gray, said. Sources: WBRC Fox 6WSFA NBC 27

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: May 13, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features: