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Alabama LSAMP Bridge students get a college head start

A program at The University of Alabama is helping new college students get a head start with the goal of seeing them succeed throughout their academic careers and beyond. The…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: September 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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CARI Announces Inaugural Fellows and Campuswide Initiatives    /  UA News

The University of Alabama’s Collaborative Arts Research Initiative, a new incubator for interdisciplinary, arts-focused research, has announced its inaugural faculty fellows and several campuswide initiatives.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 5, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, UA News   

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Computer Science Professor Tapped to Direct Cyber Initiatives    /  UA News

Dr. Jeffrey Carver, professor of computer science, has been named the chair of UA cyber initiatives.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 22, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Red Light. Green Light.    /  UA News

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

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New law expands computer science in all Alabama schools    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Within the next couple of years, every elementary, middle and high school in Alabama will offer computer science classes, giving students exposure to a field that is growing every day…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: June 5, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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LEGACY program prepares young women of color with computer science education

A National Science Foundation grant will enable The University of Alabama to introduce young women of color to opportunities in computer science. The LEGACY Program is an initiative to prepare…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 31, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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UA computer science department honors high school females in computing

The computer science department at The University of Alabama will honor female high school students for their successes in computing. UA will host the 2019 National Center for Women in…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 26, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Mind Over (Drone) Matter    /  UA News

Moving a drone via your thoughts is possible through a combination of neuroscience and computer science, University of Alabama researchers show.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 23, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA hosts annual K-12 robotics competition

Nearly 300 K-12 students from across Alabama were recently welcomed to campus for a computer programming competition that used robotics as a host platform. The University of Alabama College of…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 22, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

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Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far Away As You Think    /  Forbes

Not long ago, moving objects with your mind was the province of Jedi knights and boy wizards. But on April 6, competitors and spectators will descend on the University of…


Source: Forbes    /    Published: April 6, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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.