01/28/2013 - 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. Read more
01/18/2013 - 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. Stay tuned for details on our big grand opening event and how you can get a custom etching on the railing of the atrium's grand staircase! Read more
12/13/2012 - As The University of Texas at Austin has evolved into one of the nation’s leading names in computer science education, its rapid growth has left it struggling in one key area: it does not have the number of scholarships it needs to most effectively recruit the remarkable number of high-performing merit students that apply for admission each year. Students in the computer science honors program, Turing Scholars, are among the nation’s most talented, and many of them turn down offers from schools such as MIT, Stanford, and the University of Washington each year to attend UT Austin. Read more
12/07/2012 - In June, 2011 the New York Times published an article that prompted a conversation on whether the field of computer science (CS) was experiencing a Sputnik moment. The debate was a response to a nationwide surge in computer science enrollment—a trend that has shown no signs of abating in the 18 months since. Read more
12/03/2012 - 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. Read more
11/08/2012 - To a packed house of over 250 attendees, Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft, shared his insights on how technology is changing and how tomorrow’s technology will shape your world. As chief officer of the world's largest computer science research organization, Mr. Mundie was able to provide a unique glimpse into Microsoft’s technology focus while demonstrating some of Microsoft’s latest products and cutting edge tools. Following the presentation, Mr. Mundie opened the floor to questions and encouraged the audience to “come up and play with the toys.” Read more
09/24/2012 - 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. Read more
09/06/2012 - The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science's (UTCS) student group Women in Computer Science (WiCS) has renamed their "iPals" mentoring program to the Nell Dale Mentor Program. Read more
07/23/2012 - 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. Read more
07/19/2012 - 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. Read more

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