SciTech bulletin


Working with Primary Care seminar

Science and Technology researchers are invited to attend a seminar on Tuesday 17 September arranged by the Lancashire and Cumbria Clinical Research Hub, which will afford an opportunity to forge research relationships with the evolving primary care networks.

Three of the regional GP research champions will talk about research in primary care, outlining ways to engage with commissioning groups and specifically their own particular research interests.

The formal session will be followed by a workshop where academics will be able to discuss specific research interests with the GPs.

Please contact Julie Blatchford if you would like to attend.


Podcast of the Vice-Chancellor's Forum on MOOCs

June's VC Forum focused on the strategic implications of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for Lancaster University, and the broader impact on the higher education sector. Learn more.

A podcast is now available to listen to online, offering some reflections on the first VC Forum. As there was so much interest in the topic of MOOCs, the organisers hope that you will share your views with them.

You can suggest a future forum topic via Email. Topics will be short-listed for selection by the Vice-Chancellor. Students and staff members whose proposal is selected will automatically be given the opportunity to attend that session.


News

Recent stories from Science and Technology:


'One of the greatest mysteries in the Universe' nearer solution

'One of the greatest mysteries in the Universe' nearer solution

An international experiment investigating one of the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics - why the amount of matter greatly exceeds the amount of antimatter in the Universe - has made a leap forward.

Read more


National Press Coverage for Interactive Display Researchers

National Press Coverage for Interactive Display Researchers

Research by two PhD students from Lancaster University's HighWire programme has been featured in an article by the Daily Mail.

Read more


App allows instant feedback on council maintenance

App allows instant feedback on council maintenance

Members of the public are being asked to use their smart phones to comment on roadworks and flooding in a pilot project to improve feedback to local councils.

Read more


Biomedical Physics research featured by American Physical Society

Biomedical Physics research featured by American Physical Society

A paper published in Physical Review Letters by Lancaster University physicists Yevhen Suprunenko, Philip Clemson and Aneta Stefanovska has been selected for a Focus article on the American Physical Society's homepage.

Read more


Hi-Tech Invention For Adults With Autism

Hi-Tech Invention for adults with autism

The first ever digital tool to enable people with autism to connect to their social network when they feel stressed has been invented by researchers.

Read more


SCC Academic is Top of the List for First Grant Funding

SCC Academic is Top of the List for First Grant Funding

Dr Ioannis Chatzigeorgiou of the School of Computing and Communications (SCC) has secured funding for an 18-month project entitled "Network error control for Rapid and Reliable Data Delivery (R2D2)".

Read more


Pollution test flights launched

Pollution test flights launched

Scientists from Lancaster University's Environment Centre are taking part in low level flights over London to measure the emission rates of a range of air pollutants from the city.

Read more


Email traffic gives clues to workplace threats

Email traffic gives clues to workplace threats

Employees carrying out an insider attack at work can be identified from the language they use in emails according to Lancaster psychologists.

Read more


Lunar rovers could be engulfed by dust

Lunar rovers could be engulfed by dust

Space agencies around the world have plans to continue the exploration of the Moon in the next two decades, with ever more sophisticated robots paving the way for astronauts to walk on the lunar surface once again. A major problem, though, is the dust found on the lunar surface.

Read more