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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.

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The BRAID (Building Recruiting and Inclusion for Diversity) initiative was announced on Sept. 25 by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her address at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, as part of the Girl’s CHARGE, a CGI Commitment to Action comprised of 30 companies, civil society organizations, multilaterals and governments to improve learning and leadership opportunities for young women and girls. BRAID is supported by three-year funding commitments from Facebook, Google, Intel and Microsoft. Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College, and Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), will lead the BRAID initiative. Participating universities will receive $30,000 per year for three years to help support their efforts.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of North Texas (UNT) was one of 15 universities in the United States to join a nationwide initiative to recruit more women and underrepresented minorities into the ranks of computer science majors and professionals.

For more info, please visit CSE's BRAID Initiative page.

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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.

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AI/CS Summer Research Program-A unique aspect of this program is the immersive 4-week effort which guides students through all stages from initial project selection to research poster presentation. This is accomplished through intensive group efforts, including brief twice-daily full group meetings ("huddles") and daily project group meetings lead by faculty and grad students. The intensive period culminates in a celebration and poster presentation event on the final Friday. This initial period demonstrates what can be accomplished with well-organized, focused, and intensive group effort, and accelerates the student preparation for more independent efforts throughout the summer and into the next academic year. Uniquely this year, we are accepting students with both AI and general computer science interest, with the goal of having project options across both domains to provide additional opportunities for teams. UNT AI Summer Research Program | Artificial Intelligence 

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Easy-Med Summer Training- The goal of this project is develop an off-the shelf component based IoMT enabled medical training framework, Easy-Med, to train STEM students with sensing, security, and privacy-aspects of smart healthcare and provide them a career path in smart healthcare. Easy-Med: Interdisciplinary Training in Security, Privacy-Assured Internet of Medical Things (smohanty.org)

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The UNT GenCyber Student Program provides free summer cybersecurity camps across the nation for students and teachers at the K-12 level. Funding for the GenCyber program is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. As part of the solution to the Nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals, the primary purpose of the program is to support the growth of the next generation of cybersecurity experts for the nation. The goals of the GenCyber summer camps are to "increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior and how they can be good digital citizens, and improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula."

Camp ImagineIT provides middle school students the opportunity to design and learn coding with Python, Microbit, and LEGO Spike. The goal is to strengthen the interest of coding & computation while engaging in fun activities that can be used in future engagements with technology.

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The goal of the UNT GenCyber Teacher Camp is to increase the cybersecurity expertise of middle and high school Computer Science/STEM teachers so that they can introduce a cybersecurity curriculum into their classrooms. Our camp centers on Cybersecurity Foundations and emphasizes cybersecurity as a helping profession that impacts many aspects of society.

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REU Site on Vehicular Edge Computing and Security- The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on Vehicular Edge Computing and Security is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research program (Award #1852134) at the University of North Texas. There are ten positions for the 10-week program. The undergraduate research assistants are initiated towards research under the guidance of faculty from Computer Science and Engineering. The research assistants collaborate with their mentors and are expected to contribute to the field of Vehicular Edge Computing and Security. Vehicular Edge Computing and Security REU (unt.edu)


TaMaLe: Testing & Machine Learning for Software Testing is an REU site project that exposes students to research topics through both competition and collaboration. Students will explore questions in the area of software testing applied to context-driven systems such as mobile apps, IoT devices, and autonomous vehicles, which is a timely and important area of study that can have a large impact in safety and the economy.

Explore Stem!- The UNT WISE Explore STEM! Summer Program provides opportunities for young adults with disabilities, ages 14-22, to gain experience and insight in STEM fields (Science, Technology,Engineering, and Mathematics). This multi-day and non-residential program allows students to gain new and exciting skills, and learn about their practical application. This program will focus on exploring website testing and artificial intelligence. More info: Explore STEM