Undergraduate Program

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. ...

UTCS Receives $1.2 million NSF Grant for Information Security Program

February 26, 2014

UTCS has been named the recipient of a $1.2 million grant from the NSF through the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program. The SFS program will support students pursuing the university’s INFOSEC Certificate. ...

First Student Led Developer Conference at UT Austin Fills the House

February 12, 2014

The first annual University of MAD (Mobile App. Development organization) was packed to capacity this passed Friday and Saturday. The 15-hour bootcamp-style event was hosted at the University of Texas at Austin’s Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. ...

The University of Texas at Austin’s Game Development Program Announces Name Change

February 10, 2014

In order to be responsive to the continuing advances of the creative industries, the University of Texas at Austin announced today the renaming of the Game Development Program to the Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA)Program, effective as of today. ...

Be a Part of the First UTCS MOOC: Linear Algebra - Foundations To Frontiers

January 16, 2014

On January 29, UT Computer Science made its first venture into the world of MOOCs (massively open online courses). Learn linear algebra theory with the practice of software library development. ...

Students Pitch Shark Tank’s Cuban at Demo Day

December 11, 2013

The fifth annual Demo Day, held Dec. 5, had a packed house in the LBJ Auditorium to hear a conversation between Cuban and Bob Metcalfe, professor of innovation at the Cockrell School of Engineering and director of Longhorn Startup. RetailMeNot CEO Cotter Cunningham also took the stage, and 14 student startups made presentations. ...

Make Coding a Requirement for All UT Students

November 11, 2013

College students tend to define themselves by their majors, but they need to realize that what they study isn’t a binding contract spelling out what skills they can and cannot develop before graduation. ...

FoCS Career Brunch 2013

September 16, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) 2013 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 16, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center. ...

UT 3rd Best Public University in Game Design and Development

July 15, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin was recently ranked 17th in AnimationCareerReview.com's "2013 Top 50 Schools in the US for Game Design and Development." UTCS comes in 3rd among all public schools that made the list and is the only Texas university in the top 25. ...

Glenn Downing Spearheads Collaborative Open Source Project Course

July 9, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) collaborated with Facebook and 12 universities from Europe, China and the United States to provide practical, collaborative software engineering experience as part of its computer science curriculum. ...

Student Entrepreneurs Meet With President Obama

May 9, 2013

Austin, TX — Student entrepreneurs and computer science faculty met with President Obama to showcase new student ventures from the Longhorn Startup Program. ...

Digital Journalism: Bringing Apps to Life

May 8, 2013

What do you get when you bring journalism students together with computer science students? Five teams working on creating mobile apps and getting them into the iPhone app store by semester’s end. ...

UTCS Alum Awarded NSF EAPSI 2013 Fellowship

April 5, 2013

UTCS alum Paul Taele has been awarded a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (NSF EAPSI) fellowship for 2013. Paul will be carrying out research that focuses on enhancing creative computing tools for promoting better design thinking using sketch recognition techniques with Dr. Richard C. Davis at Singapore Management University in Singapore. ...

UTCS Gets Involved in Online Courses and Educational Research Through EdX

March 28, 2013

In October 2012, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced the decision of the UT System to participate in EdX, an online non-profit learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The University of Texas was the first public school system to join the partnership, which previously consisted of Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley. ...

Gates Opens Building, Talks Health

March 7, 2013

In a speech Wednesday to an audience of computer science students, Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offered his vision of how the computing revolution will dramatically improve human well-being in the next few decades. ...

Capital Campaign Update: The Next Chapter

December 19, 2012

In less than a month, the fences come down and UT Computer Science will be handed the keys to its new home—The Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. [...] philanthropy’s importance has moved well beyond large capital projects like this one; it is now central to everything we do. ...

A New Curriculum for a New Marketplace

December 7, 2012

UTCS develops a new, flexible curriculum in response to an expanding field of study and explosive enrollment growth that many are referring to as a new Sputnik moment. ...

UT, A&M Among Nation’s Best Values: Report

December 6, 2012

Can a university engaged in world-changing research truly educate undergraduate students? A new study finds that UT-Austin (and Texas A&M) is doing just that. ...

Mike Scott Wins 2012-13 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award

December 3, 2012

President Powers recently announced Michael Scott as a recipient of the 2012-13 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes Mike's consistent levels of excellence in teaching undergraduates. ...

UTCS Ranked No. 9 World-wide

August 21, 2012

The University of Texas of Austin is No. 35 in the world, according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In specific fields the university ranked No. 9 in computer science. ...

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