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


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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

Spectrum News

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.

UK Behind the Blue Podcast: UK’s Corey Baker Bridging Diversity Gap in Computer Science

June. 12, 2019  Corey Baker, is helping to lead the way for the department in bridging the diversity gap. Baker, who is in his second year as an assistant professor at UK, believes universities must do a better job recruiting, retaining and graduating minority students in engineering. Link: here

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