Jordan Boyd-Graber with Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings may hold the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy. But in an Oct. 2 quiz-bowl matchup against Assistant Professor Jordan Boyd-Graber’s QANTA robot at the University of Washington, he just wasn’t fast enough.

Teachers with facilitator at SVVSD workshop

(Photo by Lewis Geyer/Daily Times-Call)

In the days after researchers from CU-Boulder hosted a K-12 computer science symposium for the St. Vrain Valley School District, SVVSD’s Axel Reitzig reported that he could already see the excitement about computer science growing in his district.

Pam Drew speaks at 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony

Pamela Drew has a master's and a doctorate in computer science, but she came very close to being a different kind of doctor altogether.

Drew was pursuing a pre-medicine degree in math and biology at CU-Boulder when she decided to take a computer science class during her junior year. From then on, she was hooked.

Did a friend or colleague just start being overly nice to you? Beware - they might be about to betray you, a recent study says. 

As the business of wearable technology continues to boom, a new University of Colorado technology that allows for the control of electronic devices with one-handed taps, swipes and touches has been optioned to the Boulder company gaugewear Inc.

Willie Payne

Since middle school, CU-Boulder student Willie Payne has looked for ways to incorporate music composition and computer science. With dreams of composing music for video games, Payne became interested in exploring new ways of using technology. Specifically, Payne wanted to create unique musical dynamics and adaptations where the user controls sounds.

Mohit Iyyer gives an introduction to QANTA

The matchup started with a bang. After five tossup questions, the score was Computer 65, Humanity 0. In a video of the match, one of the human players can be seen sticking his tongue out at the robot.

A student shows off his homemade game controller

More than 100 K-12 teachers from Colorado, across the U.S. and even Switzerland gathered in the Roser ATLAS building in June for the annual Scalable Game Design Summer Insititute. The weeklong workshop brings together STEM and language arts teachers from middle, high schools, and upper elementary classrooms to learn how to use game design for computer science education and how to teach computational/critical thinking and problem solving literacy. 

Native founders accept prize

Native, a startup company founded by three University of Colorado Boulder alumni, has won the 2015 Collegiate Competition of Colorado State University’s Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge. The team received a grand prize of $20,000 in cash, six months of business mentorship from senior executives from Blue Ocean Enterprises and several other prizes.

Hack CU participants at work in the Idea Forge

What does it take to build an app or website in 36 hours? Judging by the participants in CU-Boulder’s first national hackathon, a lot of teamwork, creativity and energy drinks.

More than 130 students from universities across the country gathered in the Idea Forge for the inaugural Hack CU event on April 10-12. Between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, students worked in teams to develop an app, website or game from scratch.