Area schools paying attention to computer science

By Associated Engineering Press

Computer science plays a major role in contributing to an innovative and competitive workforce.

So says Hartselle High School computer science teacher Bucky Garner, whose school district is looking to expand its computer science curriculum.

Computer science “is really, really involved in everything that we do,” Garner said.

Starting next school term, the Information Technology and Computer Science Academy at Hartselle High will offer five computer science courses, including two that are in the Advanced Placement curriculum.

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: June 6, 2016    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features: