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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 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 Computer Science professor discusses bringing technology to the classroom (live interview)    /  WVUA

Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor in the department of computer science at The University of Alabama and a member of the software engineering group. He is a National Science…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: October 18, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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SCHOOL NEWS: September 29, 2019    /  The Tuscaloosa News

During the summer, Kaylin Hughes, a junior from Central High School, was one of 40 girls in the state of Alabama who participated in the 2019 National Science Foundation LEGACY…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: October 1, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    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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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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Students design apps to improve everyday life    /  Crimson White

Since last semester, computer science students, Logan Jordan and Bailey Gulsby, have been working on an app. Jordan said he cannot elaborate on the details of his app until the…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: February 5, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

Schools encouraged to apply for $1,500 state grant for robotics programs    /  AL.com

Middle and high school officials interested in earning a $1,500 grant to improve or expand their robotics programs have until Aug. 31 to apply, according to the Alabama State Department of…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: August 24, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    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.