The Reynolds building renovation is in the finishing stages. Currently, they are doing all the finishing work, including putting up drywall and painting. They are still working on some of the infrastructure, mostly the building’s heating and cooling systems.
One of our Bachelor of Computing Students, Brandon Edwards, received an Arthur D. Latornell Travel Grant. This grant is given to students whose research interests relate to resource management and/or resource conservation.
Brandon has been working on a collaborative project between Dr. Daniel Gillis in the School of Computer Science and Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs in the Department of Integrative Biology. Their research is looking at developing an efficient simulation computer model to simulate the life cycle of the piping plover, an endangered North American shorebird.
Two of our fantastic Computing students, Frazer Seymour and Nic Durish, have both been given a Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) award in order to help support the work and research that they have been assisting Dr. Dan Gillis with the eNuk project in Rigolet, Labrador. These awards are funded by the Canadian Government, and are to encourage and support Canadian university students who have an interest in northern studies or conducting research in Northern regions.
During this year’s College Royal, the School of Computer Science and the Society of Computing and Information Science (SOCIS) hosted Roboticon 2018, the 17th annual robotics and programing challenge, designed for high school students. This year, teams of students were given Harry Potter-themed challenges that they had to complete while following strict rules and timelines. Students worked together to solve the challenges using Lego Mindstorms kits.
This year’s winners were:
Two Bachelor of Computing Students, Frazer Seymour and Dar’ya Heyko, were both honoured with Coop Awards this year. Frazer won the Co-op Student of the Year Award, and Dar’ya won the Collin Cureatz Memorial award.
On Saturday, February 24th, the School of Computer Science hosted Go CODE Girl, an all-day event where girls from grades 8-12 are able to learn more about the exciting world of coding and software development.
The School of Computer Science has several summer undergraduate research assistant positions available. For more information, see the links below.
The School of Computer Science would like to welcome Dr. David Flatla to our faculty.
On Wednesday, January 10th, nearly 300 computing students braved the icy weather in order to attend the 7th annual Guelph Tech Showcase. Hosted as a partnership between the School of Computer Science and the Bachelor of Computing Coop, the showcase allowed students to meet and network with potential employers from around the area.