Computer science, the science of the 21st century, influences and impacts its environment: it explores the ways in which society lives and interacts with itself and in fields such as technology, education and security - as well as defining its own role for the future. These selected articles showcase the diversity of this impact as they thread together a number of exciting topics in the focus of the national, international and social media.
E.Tutorial group awarded the Google CS4HS prize
The E.Tutorial group with Dr. Lukas Fässler, Dr. Markus Dahinden and David Sichau have been honored with the “Computer Science fo(u)r High Schools” (CS4HS) prize from Google. With these additional financial resources, the team will further develop modules for programs / programming languages (e.g. Python, Java) and share the materials with high schools, technical colleges etc. Initially, the MOOCs-like computer courses were developed mainly for students in the natural sciences but are now also used in more than 50 schools. More details:
Study days at ETH Zurich: 7-8 September 2016
During two days, high school graduates from across Switzerland visited ETH Zurich to explore its study programs. The Department of Computer Science showcased a mix of information sessions, presentations and projects. Students received a warm welcome and were provided with valuable information about what it means to study computer science at ETH and their future career possibilities. Computer science students gave a first-hand account of their studies and everyday life at ETH. On a whole, the department has enjoyed being part of an overall effort to assist young adults in making a right and well-informed decision about their future studies.
See pictures of the study days 2016