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CAS Physical Computing - Scientific Computing & the Ada Lovelace Workshop

When 27 Sep 2023 Start16:00 End17:00
Organised by Peter Marshman
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Our special guest for this session is Greg Corbett, who will be sharing details about the Ada Lovelace Arduino workshop where youg people spend the day saving the first crewed ship, the Ada Lovelace, as it attempts to land on Mars! Greg will share his experiences working wtih groups of young people and how to inspire them through the context of space.

Join new adopters and experienced physical computing educators as we hear from a special guest showing the importance of context updates from the various sub-groups.

All welcome, whether you are new to physical computing or an expereinced educator.  It's a great opportunity to collect new ideas, share best practice and stay up to date.


Greg Corbett

Software Engineer at STFC

Greg is an accomplished IT Service Manager and Software Engineer in STFC's Scientific Computing Department (SCD) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). He joined STFC in 2013 after completing his studies in Computer Science at the University of Warwick. In his current role, Greg supports the seamless operation of globally distributed digital research infrastructures that serve as the backbone for large-scale scientific experiments, including the computing grid of the Large Hadron Collider.


Greg's passion for Public Engagement is evident throughout his career, starting with a three-month placement in with the RAL Public Engagement team in 2014. From 2018 to 2021, he actively contributed as a member of the STFC Public Engagement Early-Career Researcher Forum. Now, he serves as the SCD's dedicated Public Engagement Coordinator, diligently organising and overseeing public engagement activities to foster greater involvement and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.


Greg is an active STEM Ambassador and has made valuable contributions to academic science through his published works in science journals. Beyond his professional endeavours, Greg enjoys indulging in his hobbies. When he's not writing code or engaging the public, he finds joy in playing board games, watching bad movies, and savouring the flavours of real ale.


For further information

Peter Marshman