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Breaking Barriers as a First-gen Female in Computer Science

She comes from a Kentucky town of fewer than 7,000, but she’s no stranger to traveling the world’s most influential cities. She only just earned her bachelor’s degree in December, but began working toward her master’s last year. She is a female going into in a historically male-dominated field, but has had no trouble landing top internships and research positions. And while many may think working at NASA and on an international project to unwrap ancient scrolls would be the pinnacle of Abigail Coleman’s career, this is actually just the beginning.

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Matthew Beck and Debby Keen Receive Outstanding Teaching Awards

Debby L. Keen, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, and Matthew J. Beck, College of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, have been recognized with Outstanding Teacher Awards. Read more at UKnow...

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Seales Leading Major Breakthrough in Reading Ancient Scrolls

After working for more than 10 years on unlocking an ancient piece of history, what lies inside damaged Herculaneum scrolls, University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science Chair and Professor Brent Seales has built software that will visualize the scrolls' writings as they would be if unrolled.

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Shelton Named Finalist in Knight Cities Challenge

Abigail Shelton, a University of Kentucky freshman Honors student from Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been selected as a finalist in the first Knight Cities Challenge, a national call for new ideas to make 26 communities around the country more vibrant places to live and work.

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The Hour of Code: Powell County Students Join Millions as Part of Computer Science Education Week

On December 13, 2014, Powell County students joined the mission to introduce 100 million students to computer science. Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than ten years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Some sources estimate as many as 1 million unfilled computer-related jobs by 2020. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this, one hour at a time: the Hour of Code helps introduce students to computer programming and computer science.

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UK Teams Achieve Top Honors at Collegiate Computer Programming Competition

Three UK programming teams placed in the top 25 out of 100 teams in a recent collegiate computer programming competition—including a fifth-place finish.

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Coleman Named Duncan E. Clarke Memorial Innovation Award Recipient

Abigail Coleman, a computer science major in the University Scholars program, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Duncan E. Clarke Memorial Innovation Award.

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CS Alumnus Tony Elam Back on Campus as Director of Strategic Initiatives

When it comes to research excellence, Anthony J. Elam has a proven history of getting the right people together. Read more in our Kentucky Engineering Journal: Research Edition.

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Jane Hayes: Computing—Where the Jobs are

On Saturday, July 12, volunteers from the University of Kentucky’s Department of Computer Science worked with 24 children—residents of Powell and surrounding counties— to undertake the Hour of Code.

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AAAI Recognizes Goldsmith with Senior Member Status

Computer science professor Judy Goldsmith was recently recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) as a Senior Member. She joined 24 other honorees in the 2014 class.

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The Internet has problems; that isn’t news to most users. Slow loading speeds due to heavy traffic, hit-and-miss responsiveness to mobile devices and the ever-present fear of a major security breach are just a few of the glitches that range from annoying to dangerous and make the Internet an ongoing work in progress.. read more

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