Engineering Video Games and Beyond

Issued: Wed, 20 May 2015 16:58:00 BST

‌IESIS sponsors a website - - about professional engineering and organises a series of illustrated talks to inspire, excite and encourage school pupils to consider a career in professional engineering.

The next schools talk, at 4.30pm on the 15th June 2015 at Glasgow Science Centre will address careers in software engineering and computer games development.

This talk will be delivered in partnership with the pioneering multi-disciplinary partnership, Glasgow City of Science and Abertay University - the UK’s first national Centre for Excellence in computer games and computer education. 

Three world-leading leading experts from Abertay University will describe how computer games are made and how the technology is increasingly being used in other areas of science and engineering.

Speakers will include:

  • Professor of Systems Biology  Jim Bown will demonstrate computer interactive visualisation capability applied to anti-cancer drug combinations research and to the design of urban environments;
  • Dr Natalie Coull  will discuss recent cyber attacks including the “Sony hack” and bridging the gap between students’ knowledge of technology and their lack of awareness of cybersecurity;
  • Matt Bett will discuss virtual reality research and his “virtual camera” pre-production work on last year’s Hollywood blockbuster “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” which has created world-wide interest.

The event is free but attendees require to register either individually or as a group by contacting IESIS at or by telephoning the Institution at 0141 248 3721.

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