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2010.11.22> 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. 6. 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. 6, that features welcoming remarks from Hesham Ali, dean of the College of Information Science and Technology, at 11 a.m. After the welcome, Dennis Frailey, principal fellow at Raytheon Company and an adjunct professor of Computer Science, Southern Methodist University, will give a keynote address. His presentation—“Topics Often Ignored in Computing Education”--begins at 11:30 a.m. Also starting Monday, a Department of Computer Science faculty and staff poster exhibit will be on display.

A student recognition and awards ceremony and the High School Challenge Computer Science Bowl both take place on Friday, Dec. 10. The awards event runs from noon until 2 p.m. The Computer Science Bowl, sponsored by Google and ConAgra Foods, begins at 3 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, call (402) 554-2423.

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