Undergraduate Students

Four UTCS Students Selected as Dean's Honors

April 19, 2013

Four graduating UTCS students have been selected Dean's Honored Graduates for 2013. Only 20 students are named Dean's Honored Graduates in the College of Natural Sciences each year. ...

UTCS Students Win at SXSW Game Jam

April 9, 2013

Each year, some of the best and brightest minds in computer science flock to SXSW Interactive to give presentations, prove their skill, and show their passion for computing. This year, two teams from the Electronic Game Developers Society at the University of Texas competed and won in a SXSW Game Jam hosted by Skillpoint Alliance and sponsored by Unity3d. ...

UTCS Students Compete in World’s Largest Student-Run Hackathon

February 6, 2013

University of Texas sophomores Sai Avala (CS), Suvamsh Shivaprasad (CS), Sourabh Shirhatti (computer engineering), and Ankit Tandon (computer engineering) competed together in the PennApps Spring 2013 competition. Their work, which was inspired by the coffee machine in the UT Flawn Academic Center, involved hacking a coffee machine to make it voice controlled through an Android app they developed. ...

University of Texas Computer Science Students Dominate Austin’s Global Game Jam

January 28, 2013

Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam, a competition similar to a hackathon in which people come together to make video games based on a common theme. What started out as a relatively small competition has grown dramatically, with the number of games produced going from only 370 in 2009 to over 2,100 in the 2012 competition. ...

GDC Sneak Peek

January 18, 2013

Just weeks away from completion, we're giving you a sneak peak at the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. ...

Competing for Top Students: The Scholarship Challenge

December 13, 2012

Competition for top students is at an all-time high, and state support is at an all-time low. Some alumni are stepping in to fill the gap and challenging others to do the same. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Microsoft's Craig Mundie Shares Insight to Packed House

November 8, 2012

On November 2, 2012 the Department of Computer Science hosted Craig Mundie, Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer. To a packed house of over 250, Mr. Mundie used the latest Microsoft products to demonstrate the exciting ways computing is extending human capabilities, and enabling us to better understand and improve our world. ...

FoCS Career Brunch 2012

September 24, 2012

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) 2012 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 24, 2012 at the Frank Erwin Center. ...

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. ...

Intern Stories: A Summer at Amazon

July 23, 2012

By Katie Thompson, the Career Design Center Elynn Lee is a Software Development Engineering (SDE) intern at Amazon on the Kindle Reader Framework team. This is her second internship, her first one being at Facebook in Palo Alto, California. She is simultaneously doing research on a SRC-URO fellowship in Computational Epidemiology. ...

Intern Stories: Facebooking on the Job

July 19, 2012

By Katie Thompson, the Career Design Center Parth Upadhyay is a Software Development Engineering (SDE) intern at Facebook on the Real Time Infrastructure team. This is his second internship. His first internship was at Bloomberg in New York City, New York. ...

Good Bytes and Good Luck!

May 7, 2012

The Department of Computer Science congratulates its graduating students of 2012. We wished them “Good Bytes and Good Luck” with a graduation celebration catered by Austin’s own Amy’s Ice Cream. ...

Alumni Reconnect: Russ Gayle (BS 2003)

April 30, 2012

One of the challenges of working as a computer scientist and engineer at Sandia National Laboratories is to not be distracted by the breadth of innovative work that goes on. In any given week, I am exposed to topics and research in network and computer security, robotics, and exascale computing, to name a few. ...

Empowering Leadership Alliance Students Get Into Undergraduate Research

April 30, 2012

The Empowering Leadership Alliance is a computer science student organization aimed at helping minorities gain a sense of what opportunities are available in various fields in technology. ...

First Annual (Re)Connect Event

February 7, 2012

(Re)Connect, an evening networking reception, brought together UTCS alumni, select UTCS students and FoCS partners on February 1, 2012 for an energetic and effective recruiting, mentoring and networking opportunity at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. ...

2012 Scholarship Lunch

February 6, 2012

UTCS recognized scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, and Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) partners with a Scholarship Luncheon at the Alumni Center on February 1, 2012. ...

Scholarships & Fellowships

January 25, 2012

UTCS is grateful to our scholarship and fellowship donors whose partnerships with the department afford promising and deserving students the opportunity to study at a top-10 ranked department. These companies, foundations and individuals are crucial in enabling UTCS to recruit and retain top students. ...

Students Start-up for Credit

January 17, 2012

The Daily Texan reports on 1 Semester Startup, an interdisciplinary course that the Department of Computer Science helped create. ...

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