Computer science programs growing in AL

By Associated Engineering Press

Computer science can affect many parts of your life, including the app on your phone or the car you drive. Gov. Kay Ivey is advocating for more computer science classes in Alabama schools … Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor at the University of Alabama and the Co-Chair of Gov. Ivey’s Computer Science Advisory Council. He gives a rough estimate of 4,000 computer science related jobs created in Alabama in the next five years. Sources: WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia)NBC 12 (Montgomery)WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi)Fox 8 (New Orleans)NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee)ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia)WTOC 11 (Savannah, 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: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: August 14, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features: