Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Science bursary students work with School of Science and Technology


Two students from Rushden Community College and Bishops Stopford Sixth Form, Kettering, have undertaken four week placements with The University of Northampton's School of Science and Technology, by the Nuffield Science Bursaries scheme .

Left to right: Hayley and Ben awarded science bursaries

  • Ben Durrant (Rushden Community College) has been working on 3D modelling and creative design with the NVision team; NVision is a state-of-the-art facility with specialist services to help companies develop and promote their products using the latest 3D modelling and visualisation capabilities, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

  •  Hayley Stevenson (Bishops Stopford)  has been working with Dr Scott Turner, Senior Lecturer in Computing, and Dr Margaret Bates, Manager of the Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management, on the Junkbots programme. Junkbots is a challenge for schoolchildren to use waste materials to create, and then program, simple robots, and the scheme has reached out to hundreds of children across Northamptonshire. For more detail about what Hayley did see her blog (including videos and pictures of her work):  http://junkbots-hayleystevenson.blogspot.com/

Nuffield Science Bursaries offer up to 1,000 funded places a year, so that students across the UK can get a practical insight into the world of scientific research and development. Northamptonshire had nine places.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies

The Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies, organised jointly by The Lift Engineering Section of the School of Science and Technology and The CIBSE Lift Group, will be held on 29 September 2011.


The event is supported by the Lift and Escalator Industry Association and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.


As well as bring together experts from the field of lift and escalator technologies; this is also an chance  graduates and students of the Lift Engineering at The University of Northampton to present papers on the subject of their research projects.


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