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Department of Computer Science and Technology

We're delighted to be hosting the official launch of the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre here on Wednesday 20 July.

This event, which starts at 15:00, is free and open to all: if you are interested in computing education research, we invite you to register to attend.

The event will take place in person here in the William Gates Building with the aim of helping strengthen a collaborative community of researchers, teachers and other education practitioners.

The launch is an opportunity to meet members of the Centre’s research team and listen to a series of short talks.

We are delighted that Mark Guzdial (Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Michigan), who has worked in computer science education for decades and won many awards for his research, will join us in cutting the ribbon.

His fellow speakers at the event are:

Computing Education Research
The Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre is a joint initiative between the University and the Raspberry Pi Foundation and offers an exciting opportunity to combine expertise from across both institutions to deliver a step-change in computing education.

Its aim is to increase our understanding of teaching and learning computing, computer science and associated subjects, with a particular focus on young people who are from backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in the field of computing or who experience educational disadvantage.

Turning research into practice
The Centre seeks to achieve long-term impact by conducting original research as well as working with its partners to turn new research results into practice, including by working closely with the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s educational programmes. Its researchers want to collaborate closely with teachers and schools, including setting up research-practice-partnerships, and will focus on research that can be translated into practice.

"We are excited to work with a large community of teachers and researchers, and we look forward to meeting everyone at the launch event," says Centre Director Dr Sue Sentance.

Published by Rachel Gardner on Monday 4th July 2022