10/22/2015 -The field of computer science is playing a balancing act in our society these days. In some circles, holding a computer science degree immediately brands you as a cool techie who is going to catch the next plane to the promised land that is Silicon Valley. On the other hand, there are still many people who buy into the image of a computer scientist being an antisocial hacker who does genius things with computers. The second stereotype persists because the portrayal of computer science in media has largely remained unchanged for years.Read more
10/20/2015 -In the past few years, Texas Computer Science students have likely seen an increase in the efforts to support women in computer science. Likewise, the department’s efforts to reach out to the larger community have also grown. There are a number of ways that this has happened, and these efforts have generally been quite successful.Read more
04/14/2015 -Around this time every year a new group of students begins to prepare themselves to bid farewell to long days of classes and tedious homework assignments and make the shift to post grad life. The soon to be graduates of the UT Computer Science department have left their mark on the school in many ways. And now, through a special program called Project Giving Tree, these students can continue to leave their mark for years and years to come.Read more
03/12/2015 -Thousands turned out for the "biggest open house in Texas" on March 10 for the annual Explore UT event.
Explore UT is an event put on by the university every spring, that opens it's doors to anyone that would like to explore the campus inside and out. Different colleges host activities throughout the day to get future students of all ages and their parents excited about the endless oppportunities that UT has to provide. Read more
06/27/2014 -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.Read more
04/29/2014 -Last week (April 21-25) the computer science building was a little busier, a little more exciting, and a little more… feminine?
“[Women in Computer Science (WiCS)] didn’t have much of a presence last semester, and even at the beginning of this semester,” said social chair Paige Hinkle. “We really wanted to show women that there is a support group out there for women in comp sci and show the guys that we’re here.”Read more
04/18/2014 -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. There are a lot of reasons why.Read more
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.Read more
04/01/2014 -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.
UTCS Lecturer Alison Norman and a group of UTCS undergrads recently took a turn in giving back at Austin’s Steiner Ranch Elementary School. They hosted a workshop to get kids interested in tech as part of the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) after-school program.Read more
03/24/2014 -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.Read more