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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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At school and at home, father and son are together

Haden Pike, a computer science junior, lives in Lexington, and his father commutes 45 minutes every day from Garrard County to take him to class.

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UK Has a New Resource for Transfer Students

When senior Kyle Blagg decided he might want to transfer to the University of Kentucky his first step was to take a campus visit. As he and his father, a UK alumnus, walked through the College of Engineering buildings, Blagg noticed something different about his dad.

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Computer Scientist Looks for Deeper Meaning in Webcam Videos

Dr. Nathan Jacobs' research was recently featured in an article and video posted on UKNow that showed how he is using data taken from webcams and social networking sites to better understand behavior observed in everyday scenes.

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BBC News Magazine Publishes Article Involving Seales Research

BBC News Magazine recently published an online article titled “Unlocking the Scrolls of Herculaneum” that offers an in-depth look at researchers’ attempts to read ancient scrolls without opening them. The article contains insights from Dr. Brent Seales, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky, as well as images from his research.

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Bringing Humanity's Treasures to a Worldwide Audience

University of Kentucky computer scientist Brent Seales wants to use 21st century technology to preserve the treasured relics of humanity and make them accessible to a wider audience of scholars.

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