Technology campaigner and TV personality, Maggie Philbin, has become Patron of the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC).Maggie has worked in radio and television for over 30 years on a wide range of science, medical and technology programmes. She is co-founder and CEO of TeenTech CIC, an award winning organisation helping young people, their parents and teachers understand more about the real opportunities in Science and Technology. In 2012 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in Technology from De Montfort University recognising her “outstanding contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the nation and region” and for “bringing about a greater understand of and interest in science and technology”. She is a popular and entertaining speaker at conferences, bringing a unique and insightful perspective on technology.
Commenting on her new role, Maggie spoke of her enthusiasm for promoting Computing and Computer Science in UK Higher Education. “I’m really delighted to be to be CPHC Patron and supporting their work in highlighting the work of university Computing departments,” she said. “It’s never been more important to help the wider public understand the importance of Computing education and research . Computer Science is much more visible in the school and college curriculums, so it’s essential that we maintain this focus into HE. I look forward to us all working together on this.” Continue reading