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Computer Science Preview Day


We're inviting you to come explore the Faculty of Computer Science! Spend the day on Saturday March 10, 2018 discovering where you can go with a degree from the university that offers Atlantic Canada's broadest range of academic choice.  

Attend mini-lectures, tour campus, learn more about program options and paticipate in experiential activities. Over lunch you'll connect with current students and faculty members to get all of your questions answered.

More than just a campus tour, this day has been designed specifically with you in mind.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Event Note: Registration has closed. To inquire about joining the event, please contact laura.belgiorgio@dal.ca.

Schedule of Events

9:00am Check-In (Goldberg Computer Science Building - Room 127)
9:30am Welcome and an introduction to the Faculty of Computer Science 
10:00am            Academic Session #1/ Parent Session
10:45am Break
11:00am Program & Career Session
12:00pm Lunch with current students
12:30pm Campus tour  
1:45pm Academic Session #2
2:30pm
Closing remarks

 

Academic Sessions

Smartphones and Emerging Wireless Technologies

Dr. Srini Sampalli and his students welcome you to their Emerging Wireless Technologies Lab. See the new trends in smartphones, near field communications and augmented reality. Discover applications in location tracking, healthcare, and gaming with just a tap of your smartphone.

Design in Everyday Things

Are you passionate about design and technology? Are you curious about how popular technologies such as games, social media, and mobile applications can be used to shape the world and make it a better place? Join the HCI group in this session to explore how interactive systems can be designed to be helpful in our everyday activities. You will participate in developing prototypes for fun and helpful applications.

Create Your Own Mobile Game

In this hands-on session, you will learn how to create your own mobile game.  You will come out of this session seeing how fun and simple it is to create a mobile game.

Design Thinking and Tech Start-ups

Are you interested in combining different fields of study – maybe blending computer science with a passion for another discipline? Do you love the idea of taking creative approaches to solving problems? Join ShiftKey Labs for an interactive design thinking activity as it relates to tech innovation. Learn how to innovate through design thinking that involves brainstorming, idea generation, storyboarding and finding inspiration for new ideas outside the classroom.

Build a Web-based Game

Learn how to create a "Flappy Bird" styled game for the web. Attend this session and understand how simple it is to create an interactive game using JavaScript and HTML.

Directions and Parking

You'll find the Goldberg Computer Science Building on the Studley Campus in Halifax. Parking is available in a pay-per-use lot behind LeMarchant Place and street parking may also be available. Parking is free on weekends.

The day will begin in the Goldberg Computer Science Building (6050 University Ave.) and you'll be guided to the days' activities from there.

Campus map