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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?

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…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 22, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

Computer science booming in Alabama

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….


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    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

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

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…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    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

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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UA to Host Robotics Competition

Students from across Alabama, from third graders to seniors in high school, will be at The University of Alabama April 11 programming robots and hoping their instructions are good enough to win the Alabama Robotics Competition.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 6, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

Bowen develops UA ‘Best Undergraduate Research’ plus national attention

Matthew Bowen, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, is preparing to ‘MoVVE’ into a promising career in software design. A computer science major, Bowen was recognized at a UA…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 3, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Computer Science Students Recognized for Research in National Contest

Two University of Alabama students studying computer science recently finished in the top five at a national computer-science contest.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 23, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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