Computer Science Preview Day


You're invited to explore the Faculty of Computer Science at Preview Day on  Saturday March 16, 2019.  Come discover where you can go with a degree from the university that offers Atlantic Canada's broadest range of academic choice.  

Attend academic sessions, hear from faculty and current students, learn more about program options and participate in experiential activities. Over lunch you'll have the chance to connect with representatives from across campus to get your questions answered.

If you've applied for admission, or are considering study in Computer Science, this day is for you!

Questions? Contact Michelle Patrick at michelle.patrick@dal.ca or 902.494.3968

Schedule of Events

9:00am Check-In
9:30am Welcome and Introduction to the Faculty of Computer Science with Dr. Andrew Rau-Chaplin
10:00am            Academic Session & Parent Session
10:45am Break
11:00am Program & Career Session with Alumni
12:00pm Lunch with Current Dal Students
12:45pm Academic Session
1:30pm
Closing Remarks
1:45pm Campus Tour (optional)

 

Academic Sessions

Cyber Security & Wireless Technologies

Experience the latest in wireless technologies and cyber security in our MYTech Lab.  The traditional modes of computing are fast being replaced by mobile computing. Mobile computing begins with the high-configuration laptop (or, notebook) computers and includes tablet computers, cellular phones, and smaller elements such as sensor nodes, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and NFC (Near Field Communication) tags. In a perfect infrastructure, these elements will be connected by a backend enterprise infrastructure for managing all data associated with them. This is given by the concept of cloud computing. These are the key elements of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Intro to Programming

An introductory session on computer programming, students will learn basic programming skills and theory using interactive teaching methods. Topics may include an introduction to computer organization, computer language interpreters, data types, I/O, user interaction, functions, error handling, program control structures, basic graphics, and an introduction to object oriented programming.

ShiftKey Labs: Design Thinking Workshop

Design thinking is an approach to innovation that finds inspiration for ideas from problems that exist in the world and uses people’s experiences to solve them. As programmers, computer scientists often want to jump right into coding their solution for a problem. With design thinking, we often put the computers away and try to solve problems with paper, pipe-cleaners, and sticky notes before writing down our code. At this workshop, we will help you to develop your creative confidence in finding unique and effective solutions to problems with a 45-minute design challenge. No experience or materials required – just bring your creativity!

STD Pong:

Learn and play a mobile game created at Dalhousie University which aims to educate youth in Africa about sexually transmitted diseases. STD Pong is modelled after the legendary arcade game but uses an African storyline and characters to teach youth about nine different sexually transmitted diseases and how people can practice safe sex.

 

Directions and Parking

Check-in in the Goldberg Computer Science Building (6050 University Ave.) on the Studley Campus in Halifax.

Parking is available in a Pay-and-Display lot behind LeMarchant Place. Parking on weekends is free.