Bringing town teens to computer science

Brandon Turner leans over his keyboard and with a few key strokes shows what he’s spent this summer working on. A digital rendering of an enormous vertebra fossil appears on his computer screen, followed by a chipped femur and then the hulking skull of a haudrosaur, the duck-billed dinosaur of the Cretaceous period.

As part of the Queen’s School of Computing’s (QSC) high school internship program, Mr. Turner is working during his summer break to create a digital catalogue of a collection of dinosaur bones. Under the supervision of Dr. David Rappaport, he’s made a system that links together 3D renderings of bones and display pieces with their provenance information to be used when staging museum exhibits.