09/13/2016 - This afternoon, the White House will hold its Computer Science for All Summit, part of an initiative announced earlier this year to promote computer science learning for American students. The initiative is intended to include more students in computer science, including underrepresented groups of students, especially since job opportunities in the CS field are growing, with 51 percent of all STEM jobs are projected to be in a CS-related field by 2018. Read more
05/04/2016 - Original article from the Daily Texan Through Code Orange, 11-year-old Joaquin Calderon learned HTML to create a website about wolves. “It was really fun. I love doing all the code,” Calderon said. Read more
04/19/2016 - By Jamey Smith Read more
04/14/2016 - The University of Texas Department of Computer Science (UTCS) has been selected as one of two NCWIT Second Place NEXT Award winners. The department has won this accolade for its achievements in recruiting and retaining women into UTCS and for it’s successful allocation of resources towards building a department-wide culture of support and community for women.   Read more
10/22/2015 - The field of computer science is playing a balancing act in our society these days. In some circles, holding a computer science degree immediately brands you as a cool techie who is going to catch the next plane to the promised land that is Silicon Valley. On the other hand, there are still many people who buy into the image of a computer scientist being an antisocial hacker who does genius things with computers. The second stereotype persists because the portrayal of computer science in media has largely remained unchanged for years. Read more
04/14/2015 - Around this time every year a new group of students begins to prepare themselves to bid farewell to long days of classes and tedious homework assignments and make the shift to post grad life. The soon to be graduates of the UT Computer Science department have left their mark on the school in many ways. And now, through a special program called Project Giving Tree, these students can continue to leave their mark for years and years to come. Read more
06/27/2014 - The twelfth annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, kicked off on June 15th on the university campus. The free weeklong camp showcases the potential of a career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. Read more
04/29/2014 - Last week (April 21-25) the computer science building was a little busier, a little more exciting, and a little more… feminine?  “[Women in Computer Science (WiCS)] didn’t have much of a presence last semester, and even at the beginning of this semester,” said social chair Paige Hinkle. “We really wanted to show women that there is a support group out there for women in comp sci and show the guys that we’re here.” Read more
04/18/2014 - Computer science is one of the fastest-growing majors at UT. This year, we have around 1800 students in the Class of 2017, making computer science one of the largest majors in the College of Natural Science. There are a lot of reasons why. The fact that one of the most competitive categories at UIL—a competition prevalent in many public high schools—is computer science turns the minds of thousands of high schoolers towards CS in general. Read more
04/04/2014 - UTEXAS.EDU The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District (AISD) are partnering to offer college credit to computer science students in AISD high schools. Read more

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