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UA’s Impact on Computer Science in K-12 Continues with Google’s Help

More than 70 high school teachers from across Alabama will participate in a two-day computer science workshop Oct. 27-28 at The University of Alabama.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: October 24, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

Event connects students, faculty, research and pizza

Students and professors gathered in Gorgas Library on Monday to munch and meet. The event, called “Pizza and Professors” connected students and professors with pizza and potential research partners. The event…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 28, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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

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…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    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

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…


Author: Alana Norris    /    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

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


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

Devising a Strategy for K-12 Education

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


Author: Alana Norris    /    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

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?

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…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 4, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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

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…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 26, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Research, 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.