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UF-TYPE Codeathon Brings Computer Science to Students

Students and volunteers are the UF-TYPE Codeathon event

A codeathon on April 15 hosted by UF-TYPE (Teaching Youth Programming Essentials), a student-run organization at the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), brought students from Gainesville-area middle and high schools together to spend the day coding.

About 40 students attended the event and participated in several coding-related activities ranging from workshops covering games, websites and robots, to a special-made escape room for the students to solve.

CISE Research Team Hosts Second Annual Brain-Drone Race

Part of the Brain-Drone Race leadership team

Some engineers are thinking about what humans can do with their brains. A team of students at the University of Florida, with the help of Dr. Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and chair of the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), are bringing those ideas to life by controlling drones with their brains.

Efforts by Gilbert and his team took flight on April 15 after the group hosted the second annual Brain-Drone Race. About 40 people attended the free event at the Florida Gymnasium on UF’s campus.

CISE Students Win at 2017 FICS Research Conference on Cybersecurity

Several students from the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) won the poster competition for their respective categories on March 8 during the second day of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research conference.

The conference, the FICS Research Conference on Cybersecurity, was held over two days at Emerson Alumni Hall on the UF campus. Student posters on cybersecurity projects were on display for judging. On day two, the conference held an awards ceremony for the poster winners in eight categories.