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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:     

UA Professor Part of White House Summit on Computer Science Education    /  UA News

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, was part of a summit to gauge the progress of President Barack Obama’s initiative to expand computer science education to primary and secondary schools.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 19, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

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Area schools paying attention to computer science    /  Decatur Daily

Computer science plays a major role in contributing to an innovative and competitive workforce. So says Hartselle High School computer science teacher Bucky Garner, whose school district is looking to…


Source: Decatur Daily    /    Published: June 6, 2016    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Cracking the Code – Getting IT in the classroom    /  Let's Talk Tech Podcast

In this episode, show host Dave Miller interviews Dr. Jeff Gray, one of the nation’s leading experts on the front lines of efforts to integrate computer science in the classroom,…


Source: Let's Talk Tech Podcast    /    Published: March 11, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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What’s the Right Age for Kids to Learn to Code?    /  How Stuff Works

Imagine if you never learned addition in elementary school — and when you went to middle school, it wasn’t part of the curriculum. Then came high school, where no one…


Source: How Stuff Works    /    Published: February 11, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Wanted: AP coding teachers    /  Athens News Courier

Alabama is looking for a few good teachers to bring its technology curriculum up to code with the addition of Advanced Placement coding classes. A + College Ready, the nonprofit…


Source: Athens News Courier    /    Published: January 8, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Real talk from real computer science teachers    /  Medium

In 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched an effort to place 10,000 qualified computer science teachers in 10,000 high schools — and eventually to bring computer science to every student in…


Source: Medium    /    Published: December 14, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Computer coding lesson teaches importance of high-tech jobs    /  The Tuscaloosa News

On Tuesday, Jeff Gray, a professor in the University of Alabama’s College of Engineering, handed a student at the Tuscaloosa Magnet Middle School a smooth white ball about the size…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: December 9, 2015    /    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.