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Three UA Students Earn Critical Language Scholarship    /  UA News

Three University of Alabama students have received the Critical Language Scholarship to study overseas during summer 2021. The Critical Language Scholarship, or CLS program, is part of a U.S. State Department…


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: March 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Students, UA News,   

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Robotics Contest Awardee Returns to UA 9 Years Later as a Freshman    /  UA News

In 2011, third grader Mary Virginia McKinley competed in UA’s first-ever robotics competition. Now she is studying computer science.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: November 12, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, UA News,    /    Features:     

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UA Employee Overcomes Obstacles, Earns Bachelor’s Degree    /  UA News

Epiphany Wells always had the goal of earning a college degree, but life’s circumstances derailed her plans for nearly a decade. She graduates this summer.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: July 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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Leaving Home for a Brighter Future    /  UA News

Nasir Eisty has come a long way from the small Bangladeshi town where he grew up. But the constant love and care from his parents and teachers made it possible to get where he is today.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: July 6, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Students, UA News,   

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UA to Help Bring Computer Sciences to Alabama High Schools    /  UA News

A collaborative project between The University of Alabama and several statewide partners was awarded a nearly $4 million grant to bring computer science education to Alabama K-12 schools.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: June 19, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

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UA to Hold Fall Commencement Exercises Dec. 14    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will hold its fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 14, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: December 9, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Events, Students, UA News   

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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.