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'Behind the Blue': UK’s Corey Baker Bridging Diversity Gap in Computer Science

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 12, 2019) The University of Kentucky’s Department of Computer Science within the College of Engineering was formed in 1966, making it one of the oldest departments of its kind anywhere in the nation.

Now one of its younger faculty members, Corey Baker, is helping to lead the way for the department in bridging the diversity gap. Baker, who is in his second year as an assistant professor at UK, believes universities must do a better job recruiting, retaining and graduating minority students in engineering. Thus far, his extensive efforts are proving to be very successful.

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UK Public Relations and Strategic Communication’s Carl Nathe talks with Baker about student recruitment and about his teaching, research and service.

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