UA receives grant to train math-based students to be future computer science teachers

By Alana Norris

Governor Kay Ivey is pushing computer science in her new education plan. The University of Alabama is on board with that initiative. The school just got a $300,000 grant to train math based students to be future computer science teachers. A UA professor says three of the top six jobs in Alabama are computer science driven. Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham)Tuscaloosa NewsNBC 12 (Montgomery) WAFF-NBC (Huntsville)WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

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: Alana Norris    /    Posted on: August 26, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Students    /    Features:   ,