Think Computer Science 2012


On the 11th December 2011,  the DPE Academic team exhibited at the annual Microsoft Research Cambridge Think Computer Science event held this year at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford.



A suitably expansive and fun  venue for the focus of the event - Inspiring 12-14 year old school children to “Think Computer Science”

Our presentation and exhibition was titled. Cool things! Devices!

Students and teachers had a chance to check out the brand new Windows Surface, Windows Phone 8, Kinect, .NET Gadgeteer and interact with robots!


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“..Through the work at Microsoft Research in Cambridge and our collaborative partnerships, we strive to inspire and support students early on in their education. Think Computer Science is an annual event we hold to showcase the work of computer science researchers, to educate and enthuse students about the field of computer science…”

Over 640 students attended the event and were able to learn from the inspirational talks, view and interact with the latest technologies in production and in development. The talks from the event will be loaded on to the ‘Gallery’ section of the website in the coming weeks.  I would encourage you to take a look.

The students were able to get hands-on with the latest Windows Phone 8 Handsets from HTC and Nokia and Windows 8 Intel and Windows RT Surface devices.

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As well as learn about Microsoft’s program, designed to make available Microsoft developer tools to help students and teachers advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science, and engineering activities.



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