Calling girls in S1-S3: free workshops on forensics and physical computing, Edinburgh 11 October 2016 #ALD16

adalovelaceday_indieevent_whiteAs part of the celebrations of Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 11th October 2016 the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is offering the opportunity for school girls in S1-S3 to come to the Craiglockhart campus after school to take part in computing workshops. They are also invited to stay on afterwards for the University’s annual Ada Lovelace day lecture. Participation at both events is free of charge.

Two workshops are offered, both of which start at 4pm. The first focuses on forensics, and the second is about physical computing. After the workshops refreshments will be served. Then at 6pm all will be welcome to hear forensic anthropologist Professor Caroline Wilkinson (Meet the Ancestors, History Cold Case) speak about her career and how her work combines science with a number of disciplines including art, forensics, computing and anatomy.

There is further information about the workshops on the School of Computing’s Information Systems Group’s blog.  To find out more about Professor Caroline Wilkinson and her public lecture, please see the earlier post on this blog. 

If you are a teacher and would like to bring a group of your pupils along on the day, please email Debbie Meharg at

This independent event is part of Ada Lovelace Day, a worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Follow Ada Lovelace Day on Twitter: @findingada.

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