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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:     

Coding Education

For Dr. Jeff Gray the logic is simple: If jobs in computer science are in high demand, yet difficult to fill because not enough students learn the discipline, then much…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 11, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:     

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In praise of computer science expansion, UA professors says discipline as important to teach as dissecting a frog

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, applauds recent announcement to expand computer science curriculum in New York City, which also comes after a similar initiative was announced…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 18, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Will Teaching New Computer Science Principles Level the Playing Field?    /  edSurge

It’s no secret that computer science (CS) courses are not a priority in many high schools. Across the nation, many schools get away with packaging courses that teach kids to…


Source: edSurge    /    Published: July 22, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

Computer science booming in Alabama    /  WBMA ABC 33/40

Alabama is leading the nation in bringing computer science courses to the classroom.  In fact, teachers are going back to school to learn how to instruct students in computer science….


Source: WBMA ABC 33/40    /    Published: June 24, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

UA Professor Leads Online Teacher Training with Help from Google, NSF    /  UA News

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, will lead a free, online course sponsored by Google this summer to train high-school teachers in a new computer-science course and future College Board Advanced Placement exam.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 28, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

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Computer Science Professor Tapped to Edit Journal

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, was recently named the editor-in-chief of Journal on Software and Systems Modeling, or SoSym, the top research journal in the…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 5, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

Hartselle High School wins state robotics competition    /  Tech Alabama

Hartselle High School fielded robotics teams for the first time at the Alabama Robotics Competition at the University of Alabama, but the school did not perform like rookies. One of…


Source: Tech Alabama    /    Published: April 17, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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UA Honors Faculty, Students and Residents at Excellence in Community Engagement Awards Luncheon    /  UA News

The UA Council on Community-Based Partnerships will honor leaders in community engagement at the ninth annual Excellence in Community Engagement awards luncheon Friday, April 17, at the Bryant Conference Center. The program begins at 10 a.m. with research poster presentations, and the awards program starts at 11:30. The council also will celebrate UA’s 2015 Carnegie recognition as an engaged institution and award the first Zachary Dodson Memorial Scholarship.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 16, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Events, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    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.