Lancaster Science and Technology at The Big Bang 2012
Staff and students will be heading down to the NEC, Birmingham in March 2012 to take part in the Big Bang Science Fair.
The Science and Technology at Lancaster University stand will include activities themed around Maths, Engineering and Computing plus a chance to speak to current Higher Education staff and students.
The stand is designed to enthuse students and show them how research carried out at University is transferred into real life. The "impossible hoopla game" shows students all about the concept of statistics and how a real life problem can be solved using maths. The research will be conducted live on the stand as we will be measuring the number of throws taken over the three days.
The Engineering activity "What is a watt?" will encourage pupils to think about how much energy is used every day by watching TV or playing on a games console. This activity will engage visitors at various levels from the fun competitive nature of who can generate the most power through to education learning about the difference in AC/DC power systems, transmission losses and understanding the concept of load factor.
The Computing activity focuses on new technology letting visitors build a "transient display" that can appear, disappear, move and change shape at the touch of a virtual button.
Wed 14 December 2011
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