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Computer science laces event with STEM inspiration

Young women from across the region are being invited to a special event being hosted by the School of Computer Science as part of Ada Lovelace Day on the 9thOctober. The event welcomes A-level students aged 16-18, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students. The aim of the day is to encourage more girls to …

New workshops aim to give regional heritage organisations the tools to build a better digital future

Cultural and heritage organisations from across the region have taken part in the first ‘Citizen Scholarship’ workshop run by the University of Nottingham, which aims to provide them with the digital tools they need to improve engagement with their audiences. This new initiative, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, is led by …

Sir Martyn Poliakoff wins American Chemical Society award for science communication

Sir Martyn Poliakoff has been recognised by the American Chemical Society for his science outreach work and is the 2019 recipient of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public Since 2008, Sir Martyn has collaborated with filmmaker Brady Haran in the production of nearly 650 videos about chemistry on the YouTube …

University News Review — July and August 2018

The University of Nottingham saw many of its stories hitting the headlines over the summer…   Lost history of the brown bear The fascinating story that wild brown bears, thought to have died out in the Bronze Age, may still have roamed Britain 1,500 years ago, hit the headlines. New research, led by Dr Hannah …

World Mosquito Day 2018 – why malaria continues to bite

On World Mosquito Day, Edward Rea, a research fellow working on malaria parasite cell biology and development with Professor Rita Tewari in the School of Life Sciences, discusses why the fight against this mosquito-borne disease is far from over. Are you itching for a holiday? Got the travel bug? Just hope that itch isn’t a …

Robots to revolutionise engine maintenance for Rolls-Royce 

A new range of robot ‘mechanics’ under development at the University of Nottingham is set to transform jet engine maintenance at Rolls-Royce, saving the company time and money and cutting delays for air passengers.    The University Technology Centre for Manufacturing and On-Wing Technologies is working with Rolls-Royce to design and build a range of bespoke prototype robots capable of performing jet …

A year of successes

As students get ready for the new academic year, the University of Nottingham prepares to welcome the new cohort and reflect on a year of successes. From revealing innovative new research and launching overseas reputation campaigns, to opening flagship buildings and award-winning snails… read on to find a selection of some of this year’s top …

PhD alumnus awarded the world’s highest honour in mathematics

PhD alumnus, Caucher Birkar, who fled the brutal war between Iraq and Iran and came to the University of Nottingham to study for a PhD, has been awarded the highest honour in Mathematics.   In his final year as an undergraduate at the University of Tehran, Caucher Birkar came to England where he sought political asylum. …

University News Review — June 2018

The University of Nottingham saw many of its stories hitting the headlines this month…     The murky world of the hand car wash The concerning subject that modern-day slavery is prevalent in certain sectors — in hand car washes in particular — dominated the headlines. A smartphone app called Safe Car Wash, launched by …

Racing UK’s first ever all-wheel drive electric motor car at Formula Student

Young engineers at the University of Nottingham are gearing up to compete at an international student motorsport competition with the Formula-style electric race car they designed and built from scratch.     The team aims to showcase the UK’s first ever all-wheel drive electric motor car at the Formula Student, Czech Republic, a renowned test ground for the next-generation of top engineers.   They will compete against 50 other student …