Computing staff present on the value of volunteering and robotic problem solving

Submitted by Dr Scott Turner.

Two members of staff from the School of Science and Technology recently presented and chaired sessions at the 11th China-Europe International Symposium of Software Engineering Education, in Zwickau, Germany.

Lego junkbotDr Scott Turner, Associate Professor in Computing and Immersive Technologies, presented work on the importance of volunteering as a method of improving computing students employability. Gary Hill, Head of the Department of Computing and Immersive Technologies, presented an overview of teaching of programming and problem solving to undergraduate first year computing students, using robots/robot simulators and visual programming to emulate the robot tasks.

See NECTAR for other Computing & Immersive Technologies outputs.

Image: Lego junkbot by Scott Turner.

Posted on May 27, 2015, in News, School of Science and Technology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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