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.
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.
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
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/.
Recent stories from Science and Technology:
A nuclear expert from Lancaster University has attended the first ever UK-US Nuclear Facilities Workshop.
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.
Two former members of Science and Technology staff have received New Years Honours which recognise outstanding achievement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LEC hosts international event on Smart Energy to make North West European businesses more competitive.
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.
The N8 Research Partnership of eight northern English universities, including Lancaster, has launched an Industry Innovation Forum to promote collaboration between industry and academia.
Staff and students will be heading down to the NEC, Birmingham in March 2012 to take part in the Big Bang Science Fair.
A former sailor who left school at sixteen has achieved a PhD in psychology at Lancaster University.