Promoting Science on Computers to Schools - Workshop Event

Author: Clair Barrass
Posted: 16 Apr 2019 | 11:27

EPCC and EXDCI-2Funded by EXDCI-2, EPCC is organising a 2-day workshop in Edinburgh on 8-9 July 2019 to present ideas on how science and engineering can be supported from Raspberry Pis to large scale supercomputers. We are looking to investigate how to introduce these topics to school-age audiences including linking to existing school curricula. This will include examples of existing education materials and activities and looking ahead to current plans.

We are interested in a wide range of areas including encouraging school children to learn to program, showing the benefits of computer simulations, what can be learned from big data and how data is collected and used online.

The aim of the workshop is to promote discussion between school teachers and those developing computer-based activities and demonstrators. After the workshop we will write a report covering the outcomes.

We are keen to have participants from across the range of education including teachers involved in scientific subjects and primary education, and computational and data scientists with an interest in supporting school development. This workshop is intended to benefit participants from the UK and the EU.

We have a limited level of funding to support travel and accommodation costs for attendees from the UK and EU, and you will be able to submit an application for this as part of the Registration form.

Registration is open at

Outline timetable

These timings are draft and may be subject to change

Monday 8th July

09:30 Registration and Welcome
Morning:   Showcase of existing activities
Lunch provided for all attendees
Afternoon: Discussion of what teachers need and gaps in current provision.
17:00 Close
Evening meal provided for all attendees

Tuesday 9th July

Morning: Presentations of other related activities in research, data science and business
Lunch provided for all attendees
Afternoon: Discussion of issues around online safety.
16:00 Close


The workshop will take place on 8-9 July 2019 in Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT,-3.1834112/bayes+centre