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The Best Decisions

May 1, 2014 2:14am By Valerie Roth

It’s May 1, which means that for the rest of the year there will be far fewer high school students walking through Gregory asking if they can take underwater rock climbing classes or visiting...

Why UT?

Apr 29, 2014 12:37pm By Rohan Ramchand

My father received his MBA from Duke, and before that he graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (India's MIT). My mother got her Ph.D. from Northwestern. My sister went to Princeton, UT...

Mobile Certificate Program Introduced To UTCS

Apr 25, 2014 5:04pm By Valerie Roth

It’s incredible what you can make with just Xcode and an idea (sorry Android people, I have my loyalties). I recently sat down with Dr. Paul Toprac to talk about the new Mobile Computing Certificate...

Summer Unplans

Apr 20, 2014 10:31pm By Valerie Roth

Like most of the freshmen in their first few weeks of classes at UT, I decided that going to the career fair to scramble to get an internship was a good idea. Obviously, the earlier I could start...

Doug Wolfe Shares Success Behind Facebook

Apr 6, 2014 5:48pm By Valerie Roth

As computer scientists, the way that we impact society seems pretty clearly laid out. We write code, and the result is new ways for people to communicate, learn, organize data, or even drive cars....

My Day With Richard Tapia

Apr 3, 2014 10:39am By Peter-Paul Wong

"Don't be a professional minority, be a professional who happens to be a minority." - Richard Tapia


Mar 31, 2014 3:50pm By Rohan Ramchand

It turns out that controlling a $100 helicopter using only your hands and a LeapMotion controller is pretty difficult.

Beyond UTCS: Reaching Out to the Next Generation of Computer Scientists

Mar 30, 2014 10:39pm By Valerie Roth

I just finished an article for the department's news page about a really cool CS workshop at an elementary school hosted by a Lecturer Alison Norman and some UTCS undergrad...

First Bytes Brings Girls to UTCS

Mar 30, 2014 9:58pm By Valerie Roth

Hi mom and the 71 other people who I recently found out read my blog (we just started tracking our audience numbers, so exciting!). I've been learning about UT's efforts to bring high school girls...

March Madness

Mar 19, 2014 9:33am By Peter-Paul Wong

T minus 55 days and counting...until the the summer break begins. Of course as members of the UTCS community we actually have finals and hence I have included those days for your convenience.


Mar 17, 2014 2:53pm By Rohan Ramchand

Last week, during Spring Break, I started watching The Office. I had always wanted to watch it, and so when I found out that Netflix had the entire show (and the British version), I started and...

Explore UT Inspires Future Longhorns

Mar 3, 2014 10:22pm By Valerie Roth

Without question, lots of kids have recently made UT Austin their dream school. While they may not have understood Empowering Leadership Alliance’s (ELA) Towers of Hanoi problem, or walked away with...

A Walk To Remember

Feb 28, 2014 1:00am By Peter-Paul Wong

Why I Write

Feb 20, 2014 12:50am By Rohan Ramchand

(This is a little late, and I apologize. I’m going to try to have a weekly post on Tuesdays.)  

Read It And Sleep

Feb 17, 2014 3:26pm By Valerie Roth

Listen to any conversation in PCL during finals week and you’ll be reminded that college is really, really difficult. Not only are we told that our GPAs will define the rest of our lives, we’re also...

Will the Demand Meet the Need for CS Education? (Part II of II)

Feb 10, 2014 10:55am By Taylor Kline

A major goal of a minority awareness group I am involved in, Women in Computer Science (WiCS), is increasing interest in computer science among young girls. Unfortunately, as I shared about my...

The Need for Computer Science Education (Part I of II)

Feb 10, 2014 10:48am By Taylor Kline

Because a great deal of fortunate events lead to my eventual arrival at UT, where I have more available opportunities in my future than I would have ever before thought possible, I have gained a...

Tutoring: Day 1

Feb 3, 2014 8:18pm By Rohan Ramchand

“28 + 7? Let’s see, 29, 30, 31…”

Machine Unlearning

Feb 2, 2014 2:06pm By Valerie Roth

I remember staying awake until 4 AM in high school talking to my best friend about an essay that we were both freaked out to write the next day in class. It was a weeknight, and for some reason, we...

I'm Not "Smart"

Jan 16, 2014 5:19pm By Valerie Roth

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