NBC News Learn: Discovering You
Feb 8, 2019 — Students in the Network Reconnaissance Lab at the University of Kentucky are creating ways to help people communicate during natural disasters when cell phone service is limited and power is knocked out. “Discovering You: Engineering Your World” is produced by NBC News Learn in partnership with Chevron, the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Science Foundation. Link: here
Spectrum News: University of Kentucky Professor Helping to Bridge Diversity Gap in Computer Science Department
Feb. 21, 2019 — Corey Baker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. He also conducts research on behalf of the university. Link: here
The Department of Computer Science has five black students currently working towards their doctoral degrees, two of the students are women. Officials at UK say five is the largest number of black doctoral students, the computer science has ever had at one time.
WKYT: Mayor Announces METRO C.A.T.S. Program at Charles Young Center
Dec. 10, 2018 — Mayor Jim Gray has announced that MetroNet and the City of Lexington have partnered to create METRO C.A.T.S., a gig-fueled after-school course for Lexington Traditional Magnet School students (LTMS) at the Charles Young Center. The program, to begin in January, deploys students from the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky to teach middle school students about digital literacy and, eventually, computer programming. Link: here