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Outreach Team at Gateshead Library eDay

Nick Cook and Josh Hills of the Computing Science Outreach Team represented the CAS (Computing At School) North East and the School at the Gateshead library eDay on Saturday 25 September. They ran workshops throughout the day in which a constant stream of children programmed the CrumbleBot - a robot aimed at the older primary and younger secondary children.

published on: 29th September 2015

Forty-Nine Not Out (by John Lloyd) – ITNOW latest edition

Contributors to the article ‘Fifty Not Out’ in the summer edition of ITNOW noted the difficulty in developing a curriculum for computer science. Newcastle’s Computing undergraduate degree can only claim to be 49 not out. However, we do believe that Newcastle can claim a significant contribution to the development of the curriculum says John Lloyd FBCS.

published on: 21st September 2015

Professor Tom Anderson – 50 years and still counting

This October Professor Tom Anderson, Computing Science, will have been a member of this University for 50 years! He first joined Newcastle as an undergraduate in Mathematics in October 1965 and has gone on to become Dean of the Faculty of Science and then Dean of Business Development, within SAgE Faculty.

published on: 16th September 2015

Computing Science awarded contract for CAS Regional Centre

The School of Computing Science has been awarded the contract to run the Computing At School (CAS) North East Regional Centre. Regional Centres are at the core of the second phase of the Department for Education (DfE) funded Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science that is managed by CAS. Newcastle will be one of 10 centres with a remit to build on the success of the first phase of the Network of Excellence and lead and develop regional communities of practice. The new Regional Centre will support existing CAS Master Teachers, CAS Hub Leaders and CAS Lead Schools and extend the reach of Computing At School across the North East. It will also build on the work of our outreach team. See for details of some of this existing activity, including the annual CAS North East conference for teachers.

published on: 6th August 2015

Dr Maciej Machulak recognised as a leading innovator in Poland

Dr Maciej Machulak was recognised as a leading young innovator by the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 community at an awards ceremony in Warsaw on June 23rd. Maciej was one of 10 innovators who received awards. Dr Machulak's award was in recognition of his crucial role in the development of the User-Managed Access (UMA) technology as well as the UMA software. Dr Machulak began working on this idea in 2008 as part of his doctorate studies in the School of Computing Science. His project was supervised by Professor Aad van Moorsel. Dr Machulak then founded Cloud Identity to develop and commercialise authorisation management software based on the UMA protocol. In March, 2015, Cloud Identity was acquired by the Belgian company Synergetics where Dr Machulak became the Chief Identity Architect.

published on: 4th August 2015

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