UAB-Birmingham Consortium for Advanced Education in Computer Science
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) ITEST Youth Based Project will provide an in depth computer experience for 120 10th and 11th grade students and 12 teachers from minority and underserved schools in the Birmingham area. The program will initiate the students into visualization programming through a summer experience with Alice, and then during the school year allow them to explore the linear algebra basis behind this program. The next summer will introduce them to robotics programming and the second school year experience will group them into teams that will develop visualization tools with which to test research hypotheses. This later program will use the School of Engineering’s newly built 3D Visualization Lab. The proposed program links together the UAB Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Education and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and partners with Dell, Inc., Southern Research Institute, the McWane Science Center and the Black Data Processing Associates.