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A bubbling innovation for kids with visual impairment

May 9, 2023

Partnering with Anitha Muthukumaran, a researcher from the University of Northern Colorado, and educational accessibility consultant Diane Brauner, students from App Team Carolina developed Bubbly, a free CVI literacy app that aims to improve reading through Roman word bubbling – an educational practice that uses colorful outlines around words to help children with CVI recognize them by shape.

Brei awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 21, 2023

Graduate student Anneliese Brei was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for 2023. The fellowship will provide a $37,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance each year for three years.

UNC CS DEI Ambassadors celebrate partnership with Hillside High School

April 3, 2023

Earlier this spring, students from Hillside High School in Durham visited Sitterson Hall to celebrate the completion of a semester-long partnership with UNC Computer Science. Fifteen high school students participated in weekly workshops taught by the UNC CS DEI Ambassadors and dedicated to learning about computer science skills and broadening an interest in the field.

Computer science department works to close the gender gap

March 28, 2023

The computer science department, typically a male-dominated field of study, has seen an increase in students identifying as non-binary and female over the past few years. Roughly 30 percent of the graduating students in the computer science department are non-binary or female, compared to only 20 percent in 2015, according to Kris Jordan, a computer science professor, and director of the Computer Science Experience Lab.

Brooks remembered by colleagues with professional memorial service

March 26, 2023

The Department of Computer Science held a professional memorial service for Department Founder Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. on March 4, 2023. Brooks was remembered in panel discussions featuring colleagues from throughout his long career in the computing industry and academia.

Sitterson houses collaborative computer science lab space

March 20, 2023

In Sitterson Hall, a server room has turned into an accessible experience lab for students and faculty. Pitched by Prof. Kris Jordan to the College of Arts and Sciences last October, it has seen over 2,200 visitors in the past six weeks. “The undergraduate experience labs are aiming to be a technical experience accelerator with real world technologies, as well as a community hub and a co-working space,” Jordan said.

Alumnus Kim wins second Academy Award for animation

March 20, 2023

Theodore Kim (Ph.D. 2006) received the Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the development of the elastic simulation system Fizt2. First used in Coco (2017), Fizt2 improves speed, robustness, and generality of simulation for both cloth and flesh.