The award from the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT celebrates retention of underrepresented groups in undergraduate computer science programs.
Howard University, a historically Black university located in Washington, DC, has been awarded the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT) University Award for Retention of Minorities and Students With Disabilities in Computer Science for the year 2020.
The award, now in its fourth year, focuses on representation of African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and people with disabilities in undergraduate computer science programs, and includes a $15,000 cash prize for the winning institution.
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“We, the electrical engineering and computer science department, are extremely honored to have been recognized by winning the 2020 CMD-IT University Award for Retention of Minorities and Students with Disabilities in Computer Science. We are committed to creating computing curriculum that is socially and culturally
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Most computing courses focus on software engineering – things like database design, websites, network systems and the internet. But there are other options, such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, cyber security, multimedia and games design, and app design.
Specialisms, facilities and course content vary. Kingston University has partnered with Sony, so its students have the opportunity to develop games for the PlayStation 4, while Nottingham Trent University has a robot arena.
These are practical, skills-based courses, so depending on your temperament you may consider combining your degree with something more academic. Advancements in tech and computing have brought myriad moral and ethical questions, so now universities such as Oxford, St Andrews and Stirling offer courses combining computer science with philosophy.
Students at the University of California Los Angeles are calling for the replacement of a computer science department chair appointed just weeks earlier, claiming he is “unfit to serve” in the role.
An online petition they started accuses Professor Eliezer Gafni of showing “disregard for the racialized experiences of people of color in the United States” and “disinterest in open communication between all students and UCLA Computer Science administration.”
Representatives for UCLA didn’t immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.
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Gafni had previously served as the interim chair for the department before being named to the position permanently in August.
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As of Friday, however, the petition to replace him had garnered over 1,600 signatures.
Although the petition commends him for his “exceptional professional achievements and excellence in his academic work,” signers
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Get the most up-to-date information on Carnegie Mellon’s response to the coronavirus.
Additional information for specific programs and locations is as follows:
Los Angeles Classes will continue to be delivered remotely. The LA facility is closed until further notice. Please continue to follow social distancing strategies and other precautionary measures recommended by the university and your local and state government authorities.
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Australia CMU-Australia will remain open, but all courses will be moved to distance format. Further information for students, faculty and staff is being provided by Emil Bolongaita.
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