Outreach, champions, staff and student activities
Many staff and students organise or support activities to promote Informatics to school pupils and the wider public. Examples include participation in Innovative Learning Week, Edinburgh International Science Festival, SCI-FUN, First Lego League, Sutton Trust Summer School and Prewired, a regular programming club for people under the age of 19 in Edinburgh.
Winner of the won the 2016 Head of College Prize for Outreach.
Between 2014-16, Dr Manataki has run:
In addition, Dr Manataki was a participant in the Program your own computer game exhibition at Explorathon 2014, gave a talk, My tech story so far, at Code First: Girls intensive weekend, 2014. She has also been a judge at the First Lego League, 2014-2016.
Winner of the University’s 2015 Tam Dalyell Prize for Excellence in Engaging the Public with Science.
Professor Vijayakumar delivered the Tam Dalyell Lecture on robotics at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, organised a public debate, How Robotics will Shape our Lives, in association with the British Science Association and took part in the launch of BBC micro:bit, an ambitious initiative to inspire children across the UK to learn basic programming. He is a judge on BBC 2's cult TV series, Robot Wars.