Computer Science http://kut.org en Akins High School Summer Camp Offers Students a Bridge into Computer Sciences http://kut.org/post/akins-high-school-summer-camp-offers-students-bridge-computer-sciences <p>Instead of going to a typical summer camp, this summer Chris Folwick and Jorge Sepulveda are crunching some numbers.</p><p>But Folwick and Sepulveda couldn't be happier. The two Akins High School students are a part of the STEMbridge program, which allows students to learn coding and develop useful computer science skills in a comprehensive four-week course.</p><p></p><p></p><p>This is the first summer the school has partnered with Austin nonprofit <a href="http://www.stemedlabs.org/">STEMed Labs </a>to bring comprehensive, year-round computer science courses to the high school. It's put on with the help of a grant from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kdk-harman.org/">KDK Harmon Foundation</a>.</p><p>Folwick and&nbsp;Sepulveda&nbsp;are playing Connect Four, but you won’t hear them playing with pieces. They’ve developed the game on the computer – by writing code.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past four weeks, the students have learned the basics of coding, but they say there were less computers than they thought there would be.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159626724%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-R6W1z&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:25:58 +0000 Kate McGee 10818 at http://kut.org Akins High School Summer Camp Offers Students a Bridge into Computer Sciences Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask http://kut.org/post/computers-know-what-you-need-you-ask We're already giving voice instructions to virtual personal assistants, like Apple's Siri. But artificial intelligence is getting even smarter. The next wave of behavior-changing computing is a technology called anticipatory computing — systems that learn to predict what you need, even before you ask.<p><a href="http://www.google.com/landing/now/#whatisit">Google Now</a>, which is available on tablets and mobile devices, is an early form of this. You can ask it a question like, "Where is the White House?" and get a spoken-word answer. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:59:52 +0000 Elise Hu 9981 at http://kut.org Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask UT Austin Receives $9 Million Gift For Engineering and Science Program http://kut.org/post/ut-austin-receives-9-million-gift-engineering-and-science-program <p>The University of Texas at Austin's <a href="https://www.ices.utexas.edu/">Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences</a> (ICES) program has received $9.3 million from the <a href="http://www.odf.org/">O'Donnell Foundation</a>. The foundation has donated more than $135 million to the university over the past 30 years.</p><p>The money will go towards student fellowships, faculty teaching and recruiting for the program, which combines the study of math, engineering and science disciplines to tackle real world problems, specifically areas like applied mathematics, software engineering and computer visualization.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Kate McGee 9089 at http://kut.org UT Austin Receives $9 Million Gift For Engineering and Science Program Five Things You Should Know About Brain-Altering Software http://kut.org/post/five-things-you-should-know-about-brain-altering-software <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F108501258" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Technology is improving – and fast. The next frontier for some software designers is the human brain.</p><p>William Hurley, or “whurley," is the co-founder of Austin-based mobile studio company Chaotic Moon.</p><p><strong>1. Brain-Altering Software Already Exists:</strong></p><p>"Currently there are things that are considered brain-altering software. <a href="http://www.lumosity.com/" target="_blank">Sites like Lumosity</a> and things like that where you do brain training and different activities." Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:33:35 +0000 Laura Rice 8577 at http://kut.org Five Things You Should Know About Brain-Altering Software Bill Gates to Speak at UT Computer Science Building Opening http://kut.org/post/bill-gates-speak-ut-computer-science-building-opening <p>Tickets for Microsoft founder&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill Gates' talk at UT are now available online at </span><a href="http://gotogdc.eventbrite.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">eventbrite</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but for UT computer science students only.</span></p><p>On March 6, Bill Gates will be speaking at UT-Austin to help break in the brand new, $140 million Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. &nbsp;The talk is part of the event "&gt;goto_GDC", which is the grand opening event of the new building.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:35:17 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6461 at http://kut.org Bill Gates to Speak at UT Computer Science Building Opening In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free http://kut.org/post/eye-control-promise-let-your-tablet-go-hands-free <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef0qLb8-4k8</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:19:46 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 5799 at http://kut.org In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free UT Breaks Ground on New Computer Science Building http://kut.org/post/ut-breaks-ground-new-computer-science-building <p>Students and faculty in UT&#39;s computer science program are currently spread across seven different buildings. That will all change in 18 to 24 months when the new <a href="http://cns.utexas.edu/invest/major-initiatives/computer-science-complex">Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex</a> opens.</p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 21:27:12 +0000 Nathan Bernier 157 at http://kut.org UT Breaks Ground on New Computer Science Building