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What’s the Right Age for Kids to Learn to Code?

By Associated Engineering Press

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 in an addition course and tackle the topic as an adult. This scenario may seem a little ridiculous, but it’s a familiar timeline when it comes to computer science says Jeff Gray, a professor of computer science at the University of Alabama.

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: February 11, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features: