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Staff Prizes 2008

The Faculty is very well represented in Lancaster University's 2008 Staff Prizes. Congratulations go to the following faculty members:

Commercialisation
Professor Bahram Honary from Communications Systems and joint prize winners Professor Alan Dix and Dr Joe Finney from Computing
Research
Dr Jos Barlow from Biological Sciences, Paul Rayson from Computing (Inter-disciplinary prize: Commercialisation & Research)
Media & Communications
Dr Rob MacKenzie, Christine Valentine, Debra Hurst, Deborah Lee and Dr Brian Davison from Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC)
Excellence in Doctoral Supervision
Professor Jonathan Tawn from Mathematics & Statistics

Read more on LU News: http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/6fd2

SciTech Graduate School

Teaching and Learning Forum

Thanks to all those who attended the Teaching and Learning Forum last week. Plans for the new SciTech Graduate School were discussed and positive feedback was received. Look out for the next Forum which will cover a wide variety of topics in the coming year.

Coffee, cake and completion

If you're in the 4th year or beyond of your PhD or getting close to finishing and you'd like to have a break and chat to other people in a similar position then come along.

The next meeting is on Friday 18 July, 10.30-11.30 in the LEC Atrium. Refreshments will be provided.

News and Events

Research Seminar: Advances in Traceable Micro & Nanoscale Engineering Metrology

Tuesday 19th August 2008, 1100-1200
Seminar Room 2, Masters Training Suite

A Physics and Engineering Seminar delivered by Professor Richard Leach from The National Physical Laboratory.
More details...

SciTech Taster Day 2008

The Faculty of Science and Technology's fourth annual taster day attracted over 150 students from across the North West, who came to Lancaster to take part in workshops and have a look around campus.

Schools attending included Blackpool Sixth Form, Barrow Sixth Form, William Howard School, Queen Elizabeth School, Appleby Grammar, King George V Sixth Form College, Parrswood High School and Rivington and Blackrod High School. A number of students also attended the day independently from Cheshire and Yorkshire.

Feedback from schools has once again been positive. Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the event a success.

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/7896

Lancaster Technology on TV

BBC North West Tonight (BBC1 6.30pm-7.00pm) has filmed a four-part series featuring some of Lancaster's work in Computing, Communication Systems and Physics. The 'NW tomorrow' features are being broadcast on Tuesday evenings. You can catch the second instalment next week.

From LU News:

LEC Businesswoman scoops green award

A businesswoman based in the Lancaster Environment Centre has won a prestigious award for green businesses
http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/785e

Engineering students design lifeboat rescue beacon

Final year Engineering students demonstrated a new self-powered rescue beacon that they have designed and built that could be used on a life raft to Mr Peter Chennell the Sea Safety manager of the RNLI
http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/786e

It's ONLY Rocket Science

A former rocket scientist from Lancaster University is on a mission to enable Joe Public to get to grips with the science which has seen humans land on the moon
http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/787e

InfoLab21 Credited With Sales Success At Paper Cup Company

Lancaster University has been credited with helping to boost business at a new company which has sold 850,000 paper cups in the past year
http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/78de