Topic: Computer science

Texas Needs More Diversity in STEM, and This is How to Do It

Aug. 24, 2015
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It’s back to school time, and this year as in some years past, there has been an increased emphasis to include more women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math. But if we truly want to get more women and underrepresented minorities into STEM fields, we need to do more. And not just about funding. We have to do more to build the Texas STEM pipeline.

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Texas Students Win IBM Watson Competition With App Expanding Access to Social Services

Jan. 16, 2015

[caption id="attachment_50010" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The University of Texas at Austin team flashes the school's "hook 'em horns" sign as they celebrate their first place win in the Watson University Competition. Held at IBM Watson headquarters in NYC, the team worked over the course of a semester to develop a Watson-based app, CallScout, that could improve citizens' access to state services. (L-R): Professor Bruce Porter, Thejas Prasad, Niko Lazaris, Matt Ebeweber, Bri Connelly, Jay Shah, Jeffrey Tang and Ken Barker, Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Group (Photo Credit: Augusto F Menezes/Feature Photo Service for IBM)"][/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Students from The University of Texas at Austin won $100,000 in seed funding for developing an idea for a smart phone app that would use artificial intelligence to help Texas residents get information about health care, food assistance and other social services in partnership with the United Way for Greater Austin's 2-1-1 Navigation Center.

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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.

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Researchers Use Machine Learning to Boil Down the Stories that Wearable Cameras Are Telling

Sept. 12, 2013

Researchers are working to develop tools to help make sense of the vast quantities of video that are going to be produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie.

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University of Texas at Austin Partners with Video Game Executives to Create Denius-Sams Gaming Academy

May 14, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with video game industry leaders Warren Spector and Paul Sams to create the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy, the first video game program in the United States led and taught by gaming industry executives.

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