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InfoLab21 Showcase next week

Next Wednesday InfoLab21 will host a day of talks, demos, exhibits, and networking. Come and find out more about the activities of the School of Computing and Communications and InfoLab21's resident businesses in areas such as computer systems, communications and networking, human-computer interaction, intelligent systems and software engineering.

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Academic blogging presentation

Academics and researchers are invited to a presentation on writing for the public given by Michael Parker, Environment and Energy Editor of academic blogging site The Conversation. The talk, on Monday 14 April at 11am, will be followed by a question and answer session.

The event will be held in B11 near the Press Office (above the security lodge, accessed by the external metal staircase). Please let Vicky Tyrrell know if you are interested in attending.


Pathways to Health and Wealth event this Monday

Bringing together expertise from Lancaster's faculties of Health and Medicine, Science and Technology and the Management School, this event - on Monday from 4pm-7pm - will provide a practical guide to navigating the complete route to market with Lancaster University. Delegates from across the university, the NHS and industry will hear from internal and external experts and network around a research poster exhibition. Find more information at: www.lancaster.ac.uk/healthandwealth/register


Collaborative Impact events to develop research bids

Staff are invited to attend Collaborative Impact events for the next round of Impact Acceleration Account EPSRC funding:

  1. Eco-Innovation and Energy (Tuesday 8 April)
  2. ICT and Cyber Security (Wednesday 9 April)
  3. Quantum and Related Technologies (Thursday 10 April)

The events will be held at Lancaster University and provide an opportunity for staff to meet with businesses, develop ideas for proposals, and gain advice on how to apply for funding.

Seed funding of up to £8,000 will be available for academic staff to explore initial ideas with partners and more substantial funding of up to £25,000, to be matched by the partner, is available to develop more fully formed concepts into a commercial proposition. A matching service is available for researchers without existing collaborative partners.

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Short courses in quantitative methods at Lancaster University

for Scientists, Social Scientists and Health:

To book a place and for more details, please go to: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/cpd/statistics/


News

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New international centre established to address child language learning and delay

New international centre established to address child language learning and delay

Experts from Lancaster University and the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool have secured one of the largest grants ever awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - to carry out research which will transform understanding of how children learn to communicate.

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Unilever helps prepare future scientists at Lancaster University

Unilever helps prepare future scientists at Lancaster University

Unilever is helping to develop the environmental scientists and toxicologists of the future by teaching a full module as part of Lancaster University masters degrees.

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How do you judge a crook who uses a laptop instead of a gun?

How do you judge a crook who uses a laptop instead of a gun?

Security Lancaster's Dr Daniel Prince and Claire Hargreaves, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, examine the criminal sentencing of cyber-criminals in their blog.

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Lancaster University STEM Schools Challenge

Lancaster University STEM Schools Challenge

As part of National Science Engineering Week, and to celebrate Lancaster University'?s 50th anniversary, 160 students from across the region came to Lancaster on Wednesday 19th March to compete in a Science Technology Engineering and Maths Schools Challenge.

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Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematics

Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematics

This Spring, Lancaster University's inaugural Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses have brought the region's best GCSE maths pupils together to explore mathematics beyond their curriculum and discover that "maths isn't as difficult as you think - it's all about seeing patterns".

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Augmented reality interface for user-friendly 3D printing

Augmented reality interface for user-friendly 3D printing

Personal fabrication machines, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, are becoming increasingly popular. Designing objects for fabrication still requires 3D modeling skills, however, making it hard for many people to take advantage of this new technology.

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