Outreach

Worried about jobs, college women go 'geek'

June 28, 2011

An important catalyst driving women into the field of computer science is the concerted effort made by many schools to encourage women to do so. At the University of California, Berkeley, the director of diversity in the department of electrical engineering and computer science is spearheading a drive to get women into the field. The University of Texas hosts a free one-week camp for 60 high school girls called First Bytes. ...

First Bytes Camp 2011 Connects Girls to Technology

June 27, 2011

Campers at the ninth annual First Bytes Summer Camp worked together on programming language labs and logic games, saw surgical robots in action, met professional computer scientists, got career mentoring, played games, enjoyed campus life and got a taste of what it’s like to have a fascinating, well-paying job. ...

Innovative Summer Program in Computer Science Reaches Out to Teenage Girls to Promote Interest in Technology

June 16, 2011

The ninth annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science, begins on June 19 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 2011

March 7, 2011

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. ...

2011 UTCS University Interscholastic League Contest

February 12, 2011

On Saturday, February 12th, the Computer Science department hosted 158 students from 32 different high schools at the 2nd annual UTCS University Interscholastic League (UIL) Contest. Teams from all over the state traveled to compete in the open format contest. In addition to local Austin area schools, there were entries from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Waller, Weslaco, Ozona and Palacios. ...

2011 Scholarship Lunch

February 2, 2011

The Department of Computer Science (CS) recognized scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, and Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) members with a Scholarship Luncheon at the Alumni Center on February 2, 2011. ...

First Bytes Summer Camp Introduces Girls to Computer Science

June 18, 2010

The annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, illustrates the wow of a career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. ...

Federal Chief Technology Officer of the United States Visits UTCS

October 28, 2009

The Department of Computer Science hosted a luncheon and briefing for Mr. Aneesh Chopra, the newly appointed Federal Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Mr. Chopra was recently appointed to the position by President Barack Obama. ...

Grace Hopper 2008

October 4, 2008

The 2008 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference was held in Keystone, Colorado from October 1-4. Thirteen undergraduate and graduate women and two representatives from the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin were able to attend the event thanks to corporate sponsors Lockheed Martin and Yahoo! and UTCS Faculty sponsors James C. Browne and Michael H. Walfish. ...

Coming Together to Help Grow the Next Generation of Computing Leaders

March 26, 2008

Innovative program connects minority computer science students at tier-one universities to prepare them for future success ...

Seed Fund Awards $55,000 to Programs That Attract Girls and Women to IT

February 25, 2008

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) today announced the winners of its second round of Academic Alliance Seed Fund awards. The Academic Alliance Seed Fund was established in 2007 to provide members of NCWIT’s Academic Alliance with startup funds (up to $15,000 per project) to develop and implement projects for recruiting and retaining women in computing and information technology. Funding for the Seed Fund is provided by Microsoft Research. ...

First Bytes Summer Program Addresses Gender Equity In Technology And Computing

June 5, 2007

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS) hosts the First Bytes program as an educational outreach initiative to enhance gender equity in technology and computing fields. ...

First Bytes 2006

June 22, 2006

UTCS hosts two community outreach camps in July. The first is our Teacher Camp for high school computer science teachers July 12-14. The second camp, First Bytes, lasts from July 16-22 and is a residential camp for high school girls interested in science and technology. ...

Carnegie Mellon University's "Women @SCS Outreach Roadshow"

February 21, 2005

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences and Women in Computer Sciences (WICS) is pleased to present Carnegie Mellon University's "Women @SCS Outreach Roadshow" on February 21st from 5 - 6 pm in the ACES Auditorium 2.302 (Avaya). ...

2004 First Bytes a Success

August 1, 2004

From July 25 to July 31, 45 young high-school women attended the 2004 First Bytes Summer Camp where they explored computer science. At the camp, they had the opportunity to learn that "computer science is more than video games." ...

UTCS ACM OUTREACH... Giving back to the Austin Community

December 15, 2003

Every Tuesday afternoon, UT ACM volunteers visit Bedichek Middle School to run the after school computer club from 4-5:30 pm. Fifteen to twenty 6th grade students are currently learning the in's and out's of RoboLab programming complete with building, programming, and testing their own robots. All efforts at Bedichek are concentrated toward Austin Science Fun Day in March 2004, where the students will present what they have learned through many short interactive demonstrations with other groups and observers. ...

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Explore UT

March 1, 2003

On Saturday, March 1, Texans of all ages are invited to EXPLORE UT, "the biggest open house in Texas." You're encouraged to attend, volunteer to help, and invite friends and family to enjoy 300+ free events. ...

Take a Girl to College Day

August 24, 2002

Several of the UTCS women graduate students took time out of their busy schedules to participate in Take a Girl to College Day. ...

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