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2009.12.02 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

UNO to Celebrate National Computer Science Education Week

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Computer Science has organized several events for “National Computer Science Education Week,” which begins Monday, Dec. 7. The U.S. House of Representative passed a resolution declaring the week, citing “the influence of computing technology as a significant contributor to U.S. economic output . . . .”.

Events at UNO kick off with an opening ceremony on Monday, Dec. 7, that will feature Chris Russell, director of Google’s Council Bluffs Data Center. His presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. Also starting Monday, a Department of Computer Science Faculty and Staff poster exhibit will be on display.

A technology discussion and the High School Challenge Computer Science Bowl both take place on Friday, Dec. 11. David Weiss, endowed professor of software engineering from Iowa State University and former director of the Software Technology Research, Avaya Labs, will lead a College of Information Science and Technology Roundtable session starting at 11:30 a.m. The Computer Science Bowl runs from 3 to 5 p.m., and will allow teams to demonstrate their knowledge of computer science and computing history, material similar to the College Board's AP computer science exams.

All events take place on UNO’s Pacific Street location at the Peter Kiewit Institute Building, 1110 S. 67th St. All events are also free and open to the campus community and public. For more information please visit http://www.cs.unomaha.edu/CSedweek or call 554-2423.

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