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Phone: 307-766-5299


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First Round of Derecho Professorships Awarded at UW School of Computing

The University of Wyoming School of Computing is thrilled to unveil initial recipients of UW Derecho Professorships. These prestigious professorships grant access to up to 5 million core hours on the new state-of-the-art Derecho supercomputer at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC), empowering researchers across a range of academic fields.

UW School of Computing Names 16 Graduate Computing Scholars

The School of Computing at the University of Wyoming has selected 16 graduate students for the school’s Graduate Computing Scholars Award for the 2023-24 academic year.

Large Landsat Puzzle Created by UW Researcher Introduces Wyoming’s Geography to Children

From Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower and all points in between, preschool- and elementary school-age children and their parents received a glimpse of Wyoming’s diverse and rich geography by assembling a giant floor puzzle of the state as part of the recent “Earth Extravaganza” Family Day event.

UW Data Science Center Relocated Into New School of Computing

The University of Wyoming is reimagining its Data Science Center by relocating it to the new School of Computing. The reenvisioned center will provide an academic hub for data science, catalyzing new programs and opportunities in data science for UW students at all levels.

School of Computing at the University of Wyoming Funds 16 Faculty Awards to Advance Computing 

The School of Computing at the University of Wyoming has recently announced the recipients of its Faculty Awards for the 2022-2023 academic year. The awards support research, teaching and engagement activities connected to advancing computing across the university.

WyGISC to Join UW School of Computing

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees recently approved the move of the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) to UW’s new School of Computing.

The move was jointly initiated by WyGISC and the School of Computing, following months of strategic planning and feedback from both departments. The board unanimously approved the move, allowing both units to work together to position UW as a national leader in computational and digital research, education and engagement.

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Taking Action to Address Exodus of Young, Educated Workers

“We want to address this at different levels, providing more talent to Wyoming through new undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate student programs, making sure that our students have the experiential learning necessary to thrive in their careers, and working with other student programs to expand digital skills in all majors.” Gabrielle Allen, SoC Director

School of Computing Provides Tech Talk Laramie on 9/15/2022

Director, Gabrielle Allen, and Director of Engagement, Raya Hegeman-Davis, gave a well attended introduction of the School of Computing to involved participants.

Overview: Created in 2022, the School of Computing at the University of Wyoming has a vision to provide students across all disciplines with the digital and computing skills and experience to prepare them to enter the modern workforce. The school further aspires to be a national leader in computational and digital research, education, and engagement. Initial plans and current status of the new school includes partnering with industry around student learning, research and workforce development. 

Thank you to the audience for the vibrant discussion.


Allen attends Pow Wow, honored for work

Leading the procession for a special honor dance at the Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow in Fort Washakie are, from left: Scott Thomas, the John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Dean of UW’s College of Education; Gabrielle Allen, director of UW’s School of Computing; Central Wyoming College President Brad Tyndall; UW President Ed Seidel; and Vanessa Peahrora, a 2019 graduate of UW’s School of Pharmacy.

“I was honored to receive this acknowledge at the Eastern Shoshone Pow Wow for my work assisting the Elk Culture project, and to also be able to attend the Northern Arapahoe Pow Wow in Ethete. It has been a great opportunity to understand the unique cultures, strengths and needs of the Wind River Indian Reservation, particularly as we now start planning for new programs in the School of Computing to bring digital skills for all. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the reservation and at the university to advance the role of computing across the state,” said Allen of her specific collaborations.

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University of Wyoming School of Computing Director Gabrielle Allen says computing is multidisciplinary

The University of Wyoming is launching a new School of Computing. While programs and degree tracks already exist for the technical and engineering side of the field, UW's new school will bring a new focus to the practical applications for computing. Computers and computer programming have become increasingly important in various academic disciplines. For example, it's the only way a communication scholar could ever analyze the spread of disinformation across millions of Tweets. It's also the only way to study phenomena like black holes - where the equations are too complex for a human mind. Wyoming Public Radio's Jeff Victor spoke with the school's appointed director, Gabrielle Allen, about her hopes for the School of Computing, and about her own background, using computer programming to pioneer the study of gravitational waves.


UW Selects Allen as Director of New School of Computing

Gabrielle Allen, a professor of mathematics and statistics and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy, who also serves as a special assistant in UW’s Office of Research and Economic Development, begins her new post March 1.

“We are extraordinarily fortunate that an individual of Dr. Allen’s experience and stature has agreed to lead the launch of what will be a transformational academic unit at UW,” Provost and Executive Vice President Kevin Carman says. “Her academic credentials align exactly with this important leadership position, and we are confident she will develop and lead an interdisciplinary team that will infuse computing across campus for the benefit of our students, faculty and partners around the state.”


The University of Wyoming offers a new School of Computing program

The University of Wyoming is introducing its new School of Computing program, approved by the board of trustees.

This new interdisciplinary program will incorporate computing into several diverse programs, upping the tech components to “regular” degrees.

“That is designed to help students see and learn how to use, computing in their disciplines. So its really an applied computing bend. Another aspect of it is to enable research across the campus and in all disciplines,” said Bryan Shader, Special Assitant for the President of Strategic Initiative - University of Wyoming.

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UW's new School of Computing expected to benefit multiple disciplines

University of Wyoming has announced the creation of a new School of Computing as an enhancement of its technology programs.
“I couldn’t be more excited about what the school of computing has the potential to do for UW, our community colleges in the Wyoming Innovation Partnership and the state as a whole,” UW President Ed Seidel said in a press release announcing the program. “We can make a big statewide impact in economic and workforce development, education and research of importance to Wyoming in this digital age.”

UW Trustees Approve Launch of School of Computing

UW Senior Research Scientist Ramesh Sivanpillai, center, works with students Nicholas Case and Sarah Weidler to review spectral reflection data taken of grass and trees, as collected by a hand-held spectrometer. Use of computing and new data science technologies to solve real-world problems across all disciplines is at the heart of UW’s new School of Computing.

The University of Wyoming’s commitment to raise its performance in computing and technology, both to improve students’ education and better serve the state and nation, has taken a major step forward with the creation of a new School of Computing.

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Phone: 307-766-5299


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