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In the early 1980s, Sheryl Burgstahler met a 6-year-old boy named Randy who had a congenital condition called Arthrogryposis, which caused the paralysis of both his arms and legs. He wanted to move from a special education first grade class to a general education class but wasn’t allowed to because he was unable to write.
The 2017 TechConnect event, the largest recruiting engagement for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Howard Hughes College of Engineering, may have filled the gap for employers seeking entry- and graduate-level workers in science technology engineering and math fields in Southern Nevada.
With Amazon Alexa, developers are creating novel and delightful voice experiences for customers. University students are rethinking the way we live. Meet Adam Betemedhin, an Electrical Engineering major, and Kevin Duong-Tran, a Computer Science major, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Adam and Kevin, along with roughly 20 other students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds at UNLV, are participating in the 2017 Solar Decathlon, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that will culminate in October of this year.
Seeking to help Nevada compete in a world increasingly ruled by statistics and strings of code, UNLV is proposing an interdisciplinary institute to broaden its big-data program and forge partnerships with local industries. Such an institute could aid regional economic development by becoming the go-to resource for data analytics, according to the proposal the university prepared for a state advisory board.
Nevada college students have a chance to work with Faraday Future this summer, well before the burgeoning electric car company opens a $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot factory in North Las Vegas.
Andreas Stefik never really considered himself an agent for change.
A local professor's hard work is really paying off. In fact, it's his ticket to visit the White House.
UNLV computer science professor Andreas “Andy” Stefik will be honored January 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C. as a “White House Champion of Change.” Stefik is one of nine to be recognized this month for their work in computer science education. Stefik creates technologies that make it easier for people — especially those with visual impairment — to use computer software.
Andreas "Andy" Stefik, an assistant professor of computer science in UNLV's College of Engineering, will be recognized later this month as a White House Champion of Change for Computer Science Education, according to a UNLV news release.
A Las Vegas resident is amongst nine people that will be recognized by the White House.
Computer Science News
Professor Fatma Nasoz earns 2018 Faculty/Staff Community Outreach Award for program providing computer coding opportunities to underserved female students.
Awards recognize those on campus who demonstrate a commitment to community partnership
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