Computer science department grows with technology

By Associated Engineering Press

The UA department of computer science has about 250 undergraduate students, but Jeff Gray, a professor in the department, said the department believes the number could be higher.  Gray said the mantra of the department is “Everyone should learn computer science.” Even though current enrollment doesn’t reflect the total population of the University, Gray said the department has seen impressive growth.  “Ten years ago, we only had 27 computer science students in the entire state,” he said. 

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 12, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features: