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Outreach in the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering




The Bug Wars is an REU site project that exposes students to research on software testing and AI planning through both competition and collaboration. This REU program provides the opportunity for 8 undergraduate students to spend the summer as part of a cohort that works on software testing research for 10 weeks in the Summer. Participants will work closely with a Computer Science faculty mentor.

Click here to see the REU students from Summer 2014.


Robocamp is a summer robotics day camp that has been offered free of charge to middle and high school students by the CSE Department since 2005. Girls Robocamp, Boys Robocamp and Xbox Game Programming Camps have been presented in the past.




Grandparents University is a summer program offered through UNT's Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning. This is a two day camp for ages 7-12 and a grandparent. Courses taught by the CSE Department have included "Computer Animation and Games" and "Robotics."




Big Thought is a Dallas-based non-profit organization that focuses on building partnerships to give all students equal access to learning opportunities. Their mission is "to make imagination a part of everyday learning." The CSE Department offers a program about Robots during Spring Break for middle school students in the Dallas area.



Convergence Technology Center is a National Science Foundation funded partnership which UNT has joined to promote the "convergence" of many community college programs with four year degree programs, such as CSE's BA in Information Technology. CSE faculty will take the lead in developing curriculum for mobile device applications development.



NACLO, North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, holds a regional competition for high school students that is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. NACLO is an educational competition in Computational Linguistics, the science of designing computer algorithms to solve linguistic problems. It challenges students to develop strategies for tackling problems in real languages and formal symbolic systems. Check our Media Gallery for pictures of the competition.