computer science


Open days

The Computer Science Department hosts visits from schools during the year.
If you would like more information about this, please contact our secretary.

Programming and Robotics in Schools

Sandy Garner and Anthony Robins are involved in several activities that support programming and robotics in schools. They run robotics clubs in several Dunedin schools and Learn to Program with Robots classes in the Computer Science Department.

They are also on the organising committee for the Otago regional branch of the national RoboCup Junior competition, running an annual contest attended by over 100 school students in the Otago and Southland regions.

Python in schools

In Term 2, 2010, Professor Brendan McCane taught a group of teachers python (a programming language) at Columba College and via video-conference (using the comp150 book from our Python paper). Professor Anthony Robins continued with this in term 3.

Hands-On Science

The University runs a course in the Summer for school students thinking of studying science subjects.
You can see more information at the University's Hands-On Science web page.

The Science Teachers Helpline

The Department also runs a Science Teachers Helpline for topics related to Computer Science.

Supporting the NCEA standards and programming workbooks

If you are looking for the page which is specifically tailored to support for the new NCEA programming standards, and the Year 12 and Year 13 programming workbooks (written by Sandy Garner and Anthony Robins) - then the page that you are looking for is here.