Judges needed for the TE EEP Robotics Challenge

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EngineeringUK and TomorrowsEngineers is currently seeking competition judges with an engineering/technology/maths/physics background to support the TE EEP Robotics Challenge!

The TE EEP Robotics Challenge gives students the opportunity to learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots in school or at after-school clubs over the course of a term. The challenge involves using these skills to complete a series of short space missions in teams using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 sets.

 From assembling the crew to launching the satellite, students demonstrate the skills they’ve learned at challenge events held around the country. Teams also research and present their own solution to a contemporary scientific problem developed by LEGO Education with NASA.

The competition judges will have the opportunity to assess:

 Robot Challenge – students complete space themed ‘missions’ using the robot the students have built under time pressure.

 Robot Design – students present the software program and physical design of their robots.

 Research Project – students’ research, design and present their own solutions to a contemporary scientific problem faced by Scientists and Engineers at NASA.

 Teamwork challenge – a timed engineering challenge set on the day.

 If you’re interested in robotics, computing, software, design or space then this could be for you!

The upcoming regional heats & national final will take place in February and March.  If you would like to register an interest in one of our events or have any questions please contact:

Sebastian Cowan, Volunteer Manager, EngineeringUK,

Email: scowan@engineeringuk.com, Direct Line: 0203 206 0482  Mobile: 07714901023

Scientists needed for “I’m a/an scientist/engineer, Get me out of here!” (Deadline 24th Jan)

The I’m a scientist and I’m an engineer online science engagement competitions are looking for enthusiastic scientists and engineers for their next events running from the 7th to 18th of March 2016.

Deadline for entering is Sunday the 24th of January

The I’m a/an scientist/engineer, Get me out of here! competitions are events where school students meet and interact with scientists and engineers. It’s an X Factor-style competition between participants, where the students are the judges.

Students challenge the scientists and engineers over fast-paced online live CHATs. They ASK them anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite engineer to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.

 

There are six themed zones in the I’m a scientist competition and four in the I’m an engineer competition. There will also be general science zones suitable for all types of scientists

Engineers can apply to take part through this link and Scientist can apply here.

 

Professional and Community Engagement. April 28 2015

Professional and community engagement as an example of institutional and personal transformation.

FREE EVENT

28 April 2015, 5.00 PM

Room 4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

In this presentation Emeritus Professor Judyth Sachs will describe the development and implementation of a whole of university program Professional and Community Engagement (PACE). She will describe its ‘creation myth’, the challenges in developing such a major initiative and some of the learnings that have emerged about leading a major whole of institution transformation project.

Judyth Sachs is Director of Judyth Sachs Consulting, and a Special Advisor in Higher Education at KPMG. She has recently worked on process improvement projects at The University of Sydney, Charles Sturt University and the Vet School at Murdoch University. She stepped down as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Provost at Macquarie University in March 2014, a position she held since December 2006. She held various positions at the University of Sydney, Griffith University and The University of Queensland. From June 2003 to December 2006 she was Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Chair of the Academic Board (2001 –June 2003) and Professor of Education (1996- 2006) at the University of Sydney.

Judyth has a long record of being a change agent. During her time at Macquarie she was responsible for transforming the academic side of the university. She led the review and implementation of the academic structure, the development and implementation of the new undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum, developed a quality enhancement framework and led the implementation of a new learning management system. Among numerous institutional improvements her greatest legacy at Macquarie in the implementation of a whole of university community engagement initiative (PACE) , which in 2015 has over 8000 undergraduate students engaging in some form of learning through participation. She is the author of 8 books and numerous book chapters and journal articles and is on the editorial boards of several international journals relating to higher education and education. Her research interests lie in women and leadership, higher education policy, teacher professionalism and community engagement.

Engineers wanted for “I’m an engineer, get me out of here’

“I’m an engineer, get me out of here” is a free online event where school students meet and interact with engineers. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges.

Students challenge the engineers over fast-paced online live CHATs. They ASK the engineers anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite engineer to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.

The next event is between 15th and 26th June and the organisers are currently looking for scientist to compete in the three general science zones and seven themed zones such as Artificial body zone and Space for all zone (Read the full list of zones here).

Applications are open until Sunday 3rd May. 

You can read more about how to apply here.

Scientists wanted for ‘I’m a scientist, get me out of here’

“I’m a scientist, get me out of here” is a free online event where school students meet and interact with scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges.

The next event is between 15th and 26th June and the organisers are currently looking for scientist to compete in the three general science zones and seven themed zones (Read the full list of zones here).

Applications are open until Sunday 3rd May. 

You can read more about how to apply here.

 

Volunteers for the all-scholarship repository

All-Scholarship Repository

The National Science Communication Institute (nSCI) is currently developing the world’s first all-scholarship repository (ASR). This repository will replace the current network of hundreds of institutional and government journal repositories with a single, high-functioning, global warehouse of all science information and data. Several key participants are already on board to lead the development effort.

 

Contact nSCI if you’re interested in helping with this project — development, outreach, participation, funding, or some other task.

 


“The Christmas Star” a.k.a. “The Christmas Biopsy”

"Christmas Star" a.k.a. "Christmas biopsy"
” The Christmas Star” a.k.a. “The Christmas biopsy”

The Rheumatology Research Group working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has made this beautiful image showing cells called fibroblasts growing out from a piece of synovial tissue from a knee. This is one sample from the many patients generously participating in the research on Rheumatoid Arthritis.