“I never really thought I’d be working on something like this,” said Michael Roup, who earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Kentucky earlier this month. Roup is referring to his work on unveiling text in ancient scrolls with computer software.
In July, Nick Graczyk will head off to Redmond, Washington, the “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest,” and also home to Microsoft, where he will claim the title of software engineer. Graczyk’s most recent titles include “ancient scroll software extraordinaire” and University of Kentucky graduate.
After being welcomed by Brent Seales, chair and professor of the Department of Computer Science, on move-in day, Melissa Shankle felt encouraged to get more involved in the college and department. She began attending the Society of Women Engineers meetings, where she soon listened to Seales give a talk about his work.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.