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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two of computer science professor Grzegorz "Greg" Wasilkowski’s articles were on the year-end list of “Top 25 Hottest Articles” in the Journal of Complexity— the leading journal devoted to complexity and efficient algorithms for continuous problems—for 2013.
Read more here: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/three-uk-students-invited-fulbright-summer-institutes-uk
The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships announces Samuel Saarinen, of Shelbyville, Ky., has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship worth up to $7,500 per year.
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