CS@UI Timeline

Explore this visual chronicle of our history. We encourage you to contribute to this living document by sharing a memory of your time at Iowa: https://www.cs.uiowa.edu/node/813

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March 11, 1965 Departmental Milestones: "Authority was granted to create [...] a Department of Computer Science...]

From the seeds of creation to current happenings, we hope that you enjoy this interactive history of our department.

Robot Theater Summer Camp

After becoming familiar with them, students work in groups to program the robots to perform in a variety of skits used to create a final show. Click for details on this year's camp for grades 6-8.

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Video by University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The University of Iowa's DEC PDP-8

Prof. Doug Jones and students have been restoring a PDP-8 microcomputer purchased by the UI Psych Dept in 1965. It was demoed as part of our 50th Anniversary.

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PDP-8 in 1966 Psych Dept. vs demoed for 50th Anniversary

PDP-8 in 1966 UI Psych Dept. vs. demoed for 50th Anniversary

Artificial Intelligence Forms a Conduit To Critical, Creative Thinking in Future Teachers

"During a recent Topics in Education class, students created a dialog about the possible role of artificially intelligent robots in an education setting and beyond, thanks to the assistance of Denise Szecsei, a lecturer in the Math and Computer Science departments in the University of Iowa's CLAS."

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Artificial Intelligence Forms A Conduit To Critical, Creative Thinking In Future Teachers - October 26, 2016 -

Photo by Mei-Ling Shaw Williams | Denise Szecsei prepares the robots for a mock debate at the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa.

Picture of installation - with windmill, city skyline/river, windmill, and barn courtesy of  Iowa City Parks and Recreation Dept

STEAM Mural "Exploring Iowa’s Renewable Energy"

Unveiled at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, a new mural entitled "Exploring Iowa’s Renewable Energy,"...