Outreach

First Bytes 2014

June 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. ...

Women in Computer Science Organization Hosts Week with Women

April 29, 2014

Week with Women is a weeklong extravaganza hosted by WiCS to bring all UT Computer Science students together and have some fun while supporting women in CS. ...

CS Roadshow: Taking CS on the Road to Middle School Students

April 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. The problem, though, is that in most cases, middle and high schools don’t actually offer that many CS-related courses. UTCS is trying to change that, however, with CS Roadshow, a program dedicated to educating students all over Austin about computer science. ...

UT Austin-AISD Partnership to Support Computer Science Education

April 4, 2014

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. ...

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

April 1, 2014

UT Austin does more than just provide a world-class education to its own students. As a public school, we’re constantly extending our resources and knowledge into the broader community that we’re a part of. ...

First Bytes Brings Women to Tech

March 24, 2014

It’s no secret that women in tech are far more rare than they should be. At UT Computer Science, however, First Bytes is working to change this by reaching out to girls at a time when their career paths are still somewhat undecided. Established eleven years ago, First Bytes is a one-week camp for high school girls designed to ignite enthusiasm for computer science and dispel myths about the field that keep women from participating. ...

UTCS Hosts 5th Annual UIL Computing Contest

March 6, 2014

On Saturday, February 1st, the computer science department hosted 172 students from 32 different high schools at the 5th annual UTCS University Interscholastic League (UIL) Contest. Teams from all over the state traveled to compete in the open format contest. ...

Explore UT 2014

March 6, 2014

Explore UT, a campus community engagement event held each March, invites the public to experience UT. Thousands of people explored the UTCS program, discovering the fun of computer science, engaging in artificial intelligence, software programming, gaming, graphics and visualization, and chatting with academic advisers. ...

First Bytes Receives Freescale Foundation Grant

February 4, 2014

Freescale Foundation has chosen First Bytes Summer Camp as one of six 2013 grant recipients. Funding from the Freescale Foundation will be used to provide room and board, field trips and supplies for campers. ...

2014 Scholarship Lunch

February 1, 2014

UTCS recognized scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, and Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) partners with a Scholarship Luncheon at the Alumni Center on January 29, 2014. ...

TACC to Deploy Maverick for Interactive, Remote Visualization and Data Analysis

November 19, 2013

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with technology partners Hewlett-Packard and NVIDIA, today announced that in January 2014 they will deploy Maverick, a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community. ...

Explore UT 2013

March 4, 2013

Explore UT, a campus community engagement event held each March, invites the public to experience UT. ...

A Reboot in Recruiting Women Into Computer Science

December 14, 2012

"When girls think of computer science, they think of the gamers and sitting in a cubicle to program," says Cassidy Lamm, a sophomore at the U. of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. "But I've found that you can do so much more with it." ...

Tags: careers, Outreach

UT Professor Aims to Increase Number of Women in IT, Computer Science

October 22, 2012

Lecia Barker, professor in UT’s School of Information, recently received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase women’s involvement in information technology. ...

Women in Computer Science's Mentor Program Named in Honor of Nell Dale

September 6, 2012

UTCS’s student group Women in Computer Science (WiCS) has renamed their "iPals" mentoring program to the Nell Dale Mentor Program. ...

The IT industry is begging for women workers

August 11, 2012

When it comes to the technology industry, women are an endangered species. The number of women entering computer science and information technology fields is dramatically lower than their male counterparts, and the figure is shrinking. Take a ride up the corporate ladder, and the numbers get even smaller. ...

Tags: careers, Outreach

First Bytes 2012

June 28, 2012

The tenth annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, kicked off on June 17 on the university campus. The free, weeklong camp showcases the potential of a rewarding career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. Campers work together on programming language labs and logic games, see surgical robots in action, meet professional computer scientists, get career mentoring, play games, enjoy campus life and get a taste of what it’s like to have a fascinating, well-paying job. ...

Explore UT 2012

March 5, 2012

Explore UT, a campus community engagement event held each March, invites the public to experience UT. Thousands of people explored the UTCS program, discovering the fun of computer science, engaging in artificial intelligence, software programming, gaming, graphics and visualization, and chatting with academic advisers. ...

Partners in Outreach and Diversity

January 25, 2012

This year, university and high school students learned more about software development, computer programming and, perhaps, their future careers through events generously funded by FoCS partners Yahoo!, Lockheed Martin, ConocoPhillips and Schlumberger. ...

Leading Companies and Universities Boost Number of Women in Technology and Computing

October 24, 2011

BOULDER, Colo., Oct 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A new program designed to radically improve the number of women in technology and computing is creating accelerated results for its participants, according to an announcement today from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). ...

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