SciTech bulletin


PG Admissions

A briefing session for staff in FST took place on Tuesday 11 February at which changes to the PG admissions process were outlined. The slides shown at the meeting are available at:

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/docs/pg_admissions_briefing_feb_2009.pptx


Free Events for Scientists

Science Media Centre: News Media Event

The Science Media Centre is holding a free News Media event on Tuesday 31 March at Cardiff University from 1pm to 5pm.

This event aims to help those who have not had much experience of the media before to understand its demands, and make to it easier for them to work with journalists.

Full details are available to download:

www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/docs/bulletin_73_science_media_centre_invitation.pdf

ESRC: Engaging with the Public Sector

This free workshop, to be held in London on Monday 16 March, is for ESRC-funded Researchers and Academics.

The event aims to increase understanding of how social science research can be applied to inform policy and practice.

More details can be found online at:

http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/KnowledgeExch/KTlandDWorkshops.aspx


Funding Roundup

Andrew Folkard from the Geography division of LEC has secured £50,752 from NERC for a project titled "What can fine-scale stratification structure in thermal microscale profiles of lakes tell us about their turbulence history?"

Your Grant News

We would like to include news of grant awards as soon as it becomes available, so when you hear about a successful grant please contact Katherine Gill with a two-sentence summary to go in the Bulletin as well as information about the funder, amount awarded, title and a link to provide further details if appropriate.


News and Events

PhD Studentship Success in LEC

Lancaster Environment Centre has secured two Industrial CASE studentships and three Targeted Priority Studentships from the BBSRC, as well as a NERC Open CASE studentship

http://www.lec.lancs.ac.uk/news_and_events/news/?article_id=685

From LU News:

Lancaster scientist consulted on Liberian crop devastation

A Lancaster University ecologist has been quoted widely in the international media this week on the growing crop crisis in Liberia, West Africa

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/7fae

Trust funds nuclear decommissioning scholarships

A team of Lancaster University Engineers are exploring the use of robots in Cumbria’s nuclear decommissioning process thanks to funding from a charitable trust

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/7fda

Lancaster University and China link to help put food on the table

Lancaster researchers are teaming up with their Chinese counterparts to help meet the growing challenge of feeding the world

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/7fce

InfoLab21 is a key player in new Digital Network

Lancaster University’s InfoLab21 is playing a key role in the drive to promote innovation in the UK digital communications sector

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/7fde

First Live Link Up For "Chernobyl" Town

Children in a town affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are to take part in the first live link up with the outside world over the internet using wireless broadband installed by Lancaster University

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/7ff2

Romantic Science - The 2009 Wordsworth Lecture

Tuesday 24 February, 6pm
George Fox Lecture Theatre 1

All are welcome to attend this lecture to be delivered by Richard Holmes, the leading biographer of the Romantic period and author of The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, which was published last year to wide acclaim.

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/faculty/event/2791/