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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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Education brief: Kevin Townsend of northern Colorado Springs among UA engineering students building interactive cube for RISE    /  Colorado Springs Gazette

Colorado Springs’ Kevin Townsend is part of a University of Alabama student team that is continuing a three-year tradition of local outreach projects. The University of Alabama Astrobotics team and…


Source: Colorado Springs Gazette    /    Published: April 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, 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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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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Magnet students learn about science through new partnership with UA    /  The Tuscaloosa News

For the first time — and maybe not the last — students from the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary School entered a partnership to teach science skills they…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 21, 2019    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students   

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UA Engineering Racing Team Works with Local Third Graders    /  UA News

A University of Alabama student team is spending the semester working with a local elementary school and teaching students about the importance of STEM.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 19, 2019    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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‘More Than Just a Space’    /  UA News

On Thursday, PRCA-UA, along with 13 other student groups, gathered for the unveiling of their new home, which will help them expand their community service work.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: April 18, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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UA Launches New Student Community Engagement Center    /  UA News

Community and university engagement at The University of Alabama received a boost today with the unveiling of the UA Student Community Engagement Center.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: April 18, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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UA Engineering Seniors Build Interactive Cube for RISE    /  UA News

The University of Alabama Astrobotics team and a group of engineering senior design students partnered with the RISE Center, a school for infants and preschoolers with and without special needs on UA’s campus, to provide the children with a sensory cube to assist with in-class therapy.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 1, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad for K-12 Students

  The University of Alabama will host hundreds of middle and high school students at the 2019 Regional Science Olympiad competition Saturday, March 2. Teams from 30 schools across Alabama…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: February 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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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.