Congratulations to Professor Gordon Blower from Mathematics and Statistics, who has been appointed as the faculty's new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Teaching.
Gordon will take over from Jane Taylor from January 2012.
The new faculty knowledge exchange (KE) team to support academic colleagues in their development of business partnerships and enterprise activity will be fully in place from 3 January 2012. The team is distributed throughout the faculty's departments and brings together a number of existing colleagues from across the faculty with some new faces.
A faculty strategy for business partnerships and enterprise sets out a number of KE 'themes' with different members of the team taking responsibility for working with departments to develop research and teaching partnerships with business and other science and technology users. The team also includes a small number of roles to provide support for marketing, digital services (web, video, databases), general operations, administration and the placement of students. These roles work to support both theme areas and members of academic staff directly across all departments.
The team is funded by externally won monies from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In the School of Computing and Communications, LEC and Engineering, theme-leads also head up departmentally-based KE staff and project teams, funded by ERDF.
Theme leaders are now working with academic colleagues within and across departments to develop plans for new partnerships and activity. Contact details and locations of the team can be found here.
Postgraduate graduation ceremonies are being held on Wednesday 14th December. To celebrate, the Faculty of Science and Technology will be holding a graduation presentation and lunch. This will take place in the LEC atrium from 12.30pm. All those who were involved in the teaching and administration of these students are welcome to celebrate with the students and their families.
Research grants of up to £2000 are available to staff across the faculty, with priority given to early career staff.
There will be a second call in 2011/2012 for FST research grant applications with a deadline of Friday 27 January.
Up to £1,000 is available per annum to support conferences within the Faculty of Science and Technology's research portfolio that are organised by Lancaster University staff and run at Lancaster.
There will be a call for applications for FST conference grants for events taking place in 2012/13. The deadline for applications is Friday 27th January.
SET for BRITAIN - a competition for early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers and technologists - will be held in the House of Commons on Monday 12 March 2012 to coincide with National Science and Engineering Week.
Prizes will be awarded for the scientific posters presented in each of three disciplines (Biological and Biomedical Science, Physical Sciences and Engineering) which best communicate high level science to a lay audience.
the deadline for applications is Saturday 24 December. More details are at www.setforbritain.org.uk.
Recent stories from Science and Technology:
Lancaster University has announced the establishment of a new Department of Chemistry, which will see students admitted to a new undergraduate degree in chemistry in October 2013.
Four first class engineering students from Lancaster University have won awards for outstanding projects and academic achievement relating to Renewable Energy, Marine Energy, Hydro Power and the Formula Student Racing Car.
A computing researcher at Lancaster University has been awarded £10,000 to promote software she developed to help improve the care of people with dementia.
?Lancaster University is leading a £1.9m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council project to build the next Twitter or Facebook with the potential to change the world.
A Physics PhD student at Lancaster University has achieved national recognition with an award for women in the workplace from Red magazine.