The Computer Science Department hosts visits from schools during the
If you would like more information about this, please contact our secretary.
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 an after school club at the Computer
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.
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.
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 Department also runs a Science Teachers Helpline for topics related to Computer Science.