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!
Schedule of Events
|9:30am||Welcome and Introduction to the Faculty of Computer Science with Dr. Andrew Rau-Chaplin
|10:00am||Academic Session & Parent Session|
|11:00am||Program & Career Session with Alumni|
|12:00pm||Lunch with Current Dal Students
|1:45pm||Campus Tour (optional)|
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!
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.
Interested in learning more about our programs but can't make it to our CS Preview Day event? You can still email email@example.com or follow @dalfcs on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to learn a bit more about us.