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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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Computer science programs growing in AL    /  WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

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…


Source: WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia)    /    Published: August 14, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

Computer science department grows with technology    /  Crimson White

The UA department of computer science has about 250 undergraduate students, but Jeff Gray, a professor in the department, said the department believes the number could be higher.  Gray said…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: April 12, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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UA hosts event to honor high school women in IT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –The University of Alabama and the National Center for Women and Information Technology will recognize high school women from across Alabama who have achieved success within the IT…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 5, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

UA Holds K-12 Robotics Competition    /  UA News

Kindergarten through 12th-grade students from across the state will put their computer programming skills to the test at the annual Alabama Robotics Competition April 7.


Author: Alana Norris and Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 4, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA student technology advances outside of research    /  Crimson White

Four students on campus have come together to create an accessible combination of technology and sports to improve players’ softball and baseball game, originally thanks to the UA Emerging Scholars…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: February 19, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:     

Four robots that aim to teach your kids to code    /  Associated Press

You’ve seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots. At the CES electronics show in January, coding robots came out in force. One…


Source: Associated Press    /    Published: February 14, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

Students Help Salvation Army With Innovative Software    /  UA News

By Adam Jones With the millions of letters he receives each year, let’s hope old Saint Nick has something this nifty. A senior project by three computer science students at […]


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 1, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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