Environmental Science Workshops for Local Schools
The Environmental Science Department hosted almost 100 14-16 year-old schoolchildren during National Science and Engineering Week 2008.
Anne Wilkinson (laboratory technician), Owen Pryce (PhD student), and Daniel Jenks (2nd year undergraduate) hosted 24 students from Carnforth High and Dallam school.
The students looked at the water chemistry of what has been a tungsten mining area in Cumbria, as part of a whole-day event across the Lancaster Environment Centre.
Anne Todd, a teacher at Dallam school, said of the event "thank you... The students and Anna have all said how brilliant it was and how much they enjoyed it. You've inspired them! They want to know when the next day is going to be organised!"
Throughout the week, Christine Valentine (laboratory technician), Andy Horseman (PhD student) and Annette Ryan (PhD student) have been leading students in an investigation of the weather.
About sixty students have taken part, from Skerton, Central Lancaster, and Ripley schools. Most of these events have been coordinated by Lancaster University Volunteer Unit (LUVU), which includes Environmental Science undergraduate volunteers.
Accompanying teachers have relayed that the students have enjoyed the weather event, and have commented on how much good science training can be got from met observing.
Fri 04 April 2008
School of Computing and Communications computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched on March 12th to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
Story supplied by LU Press Office
Tue 31 March 2015
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015