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Virtual Reality and Robot-Based Rehabilitation for Post-Stroke Recovery    /  Scientia

Stroke survivors often lose some of their motor functions, and recovery can be a long and expensive process. By integrating virtual reality, robot, and motion capture technology, a low-cost solution…


Source: Scientia    /    Published: September 24, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   , , ,   

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UA receives grant to train math-based students to be future computer science teachers    /  Fox 6 (Birmingham)

Governor Kay Ivey is pushing computer science in her new education plan. The University of Alabama is on board with that initiative. The school just got a $300,000 grant to…


Source: Fox 6 (Birmingham)    /    Published: August 26, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Students    /    Features:   ,   

UA Receives Funding for Math, Computer Science Teacher Pathway    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will begin providing additional training opportunities for secondary math education majors for preparation to teach computer science.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: August 21, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Devising a Strategy for K-12 Education    /  UA News

Empowering future workforces hinges on improving education outcomes and solving the challenges that accompany the complex puzzle of funding, standards and curriculum.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: August 10, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

Pitching Code

  Great ideas begin with questions, and for a University of Alabama student, his questions led him to an invention. Now, Matt Bowen and some classmates are turning that idea…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 18, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Computer Science, Students    /    Features:     

UA to Host K-12 Robotics Competition April 8    /  UA News

Sixty teams of elementary through high school students from across Alabama will program robots to navigate obstacles Saturday in a competition held at The University of Alabama.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 7, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Teaching Kids to Code – Is It a Bad Idea?    /  Good Call

Jeff Gray, Ph.D., a professor in the department of computer science at the University of Alabama, a Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year, and an education advisory council member for…


Source: Good Call    /    Published: November 4, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

Alabama student’s software calls balls & strikes with a smartphone    /  Sport Illustrated

University of Alabama senior Matt Bowen has created and released PA Software, an innovative pitch-analyzing protocol he hopes will bring big league K-Zone functionality to little league backyards. Sports entertainment…


Source: Sport Illustrated    /    Published: October 26, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

UA Student Designs App for Baseball, Starts Company    /  UA News

Great ideas begin with questions, and for a University of Alabama student, his questions led him to an invention. Now, Matt Bowen and some classmates are turning that idea into a company.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 17, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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DCS planning computer science curriculum for elementary students    /  The Decatur Daily

Three schools in the Decatur City system are preparing to pilot a curriculum that will teach students as early as kindergarten how to write computer programs. “This is where our…


Source: The Decatur Daily    /    Published: September 21, 2016    /    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.