SciTech bulletin


New Roles in The Faculty of Science and Technology

Associate Dean for Resources

Congratulations to Professor Andy Binley in LEC, who has been appointed as the faculty's new Associate Dean for Resources.

Andy will work closely with the Dean and other members of the Deans Group to ensure that the faculty is properly resourced to deliver against its objectives, and will help develop and implement policy on buildings, equipment, teaching laboratories, and other resource issues.

Director of International Teaching Partnerships

Congratulations to Dr Paul Rayson in Computing and Communication Systems, who has been appointed as the faculty's new Director of International Teaching Partnerships.

Paul will work closely with the faculty's Associate Deans for Undergraduate Teaching and Postgraduate Studies to organise our teaching partnerships and will be the point of contact for faculty partnership activity.


Christmas Conference Poster Winners

Faculty Christmas Conference Poster session

The winners of this year's Graduate School poster competition are Kylie O'Shea (Physics), Marina Dudley-Southern and Jessica Davies (both from LEC). They presented research on the use of lasers in telecommunications, hyporheic flow processes in streams, and pathways of water flow in catchments. The winning posters are at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/christmas_conference/winning_posters.php


Royal Society Partnership Grants

Do you have a great idea for bringing science to life in schools?

The Royal Society's Partnership Grants scheme provides grants of up to 3,000 for science projects run at a primary or secondary school or college in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer.

The next applications round will close on 24 February 2012. More information is available at: http://royalsociety.org/education/partnership/.


News

Recent stories from Science and Technology:


Inaugural UK-US Nuclear Facilities Workshop

A nuclear expert from Lancaster University has attended the first ever UK-US Nuclear Facilities Workshop.

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Radical changes in home heating needed to meet carbon targets

Radical changes in home heating needed to meet carbon targets

There is no possibility that the UK can meet its 2050 target for CO2 emissions without a fundamental change to the way our homes are heated, according to a report written for the Royal Academy of Engineering by a Lancaster University Professor.

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New Years Honours for Science and Technology Staff

Two former members of Science and Technology staff have received New Years Honours which recognise outstanding achievement.

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New Particle at the Large Hadron Collider Discovered by ATLAS Experiment

New Particle at the Large Hadron Collider Discovered by ATLAS Experiment

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Lancaster University, analysing data taken by the ATLAS experiment, have been at the centre of what is believed to be the first clear observation of a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider.

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UK-China Bridge project comes to Lake Windermere

UK-China Bridge project comes to Lake Windermere

The problem of algal bloom contamination in lakes was the topic of a one day meeting in the Lake District between scientists from the UK and China together with members of the local community.

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Lancaster Students' Computer Game in World's Top 100

Lancaster Students' Computer Game in World's Top 100

A computer game being independently developed by students from the School of Computing and Communications has been ranked in the top 100 independent games worldwide.

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Graduate Consultancy Scheme sees 160% increase in business engagement

Graduate Consultancy Scheme sees 160% increase in business engagement

LEC's Graduate Consultancy Scheme has had the most successful to date with a 160% increase in the number of business benefiting from student projects.

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LEC hosts first international Smart Technology Showcase

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LEC hosts international event on Smart Energy to make North West European businesses more competitive.

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LEC Resident Company Makes Finals of High Growth Business 2011

LEC Resident Company Makes Finals of High Growth Business 2011

LEC Resident Company The REACH Centre were one of only three finalists in the Special Category Award of High Growth Business of the Year in The North of England Excellence Awards 2011.

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Northern universities launch industry innovation forum

Northern universities launch industry innovation forum

The N8 Research Partnership of eight northern English universities, including Lancaster, has launched an Industry Innovation Forum to promote collaboration between industry and academia.

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Lancaster Science and Technology at The Big Bang 2012

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Staff and students will be heading down to the NEC, Birmingham in March 2012 to take part in the Big Bang Science Fair.

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Sailor turns psychologist with the help of Lancaster University

Sailor turns psychologist with the help of Lancaster University

A former sailor who left school at sixteen has achieved a PhD in psychology at Lancaster University.

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