Computer Science academic attends Queen's garden party

Judy Robertson at the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Judy Robertson visited the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace  last week.

Judy, who works in the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, was nominated to attend the event by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for research she has conducted.

Judy's project was EPSRC funded on the Partnership for Public Engagement programme. She helped train 32 computing teachers on how to run game-making projects with their classes, using software developed on a previous EPSRC grant.

The purpose of this initiative is to encourage children to become interested in computer science by giving them sustained opportunities to work on motivating  Computer Science projects. The project had over 1,000 children working with game-making in schools with over 16,000 hours of computer science learning.