School of Science and Technology news
University of Northampton launches pioneering interactive Biodiversity Index Friday 19th April 2013 The University of Northampton has developed and launched the interactive Biodiversity Index, which is believed to be the world’s first web-based biodiversity assessment tool. Award winning British designer Anne Selby teaches students on creating with leather Wednesday 17th April 2013 The University of Northampton’s Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) has ran a successful one-week Creative Leather Applications course, with input from silk designer Anne Selby. The University of Northampton opens a new state-of-the-art thermo-fluids laboratory Monday 15th April 2013 The School of Science & Technology is delighted to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art thermo-fluid laboratory, at a cost of nearly a quarter of a million pounds. The University of Northampton showcases its work in Leather Technology at the Asia Pacific Leather Fair in Hong Kong Wednesday 27th March 2013 The University of Northampton and the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) has once again had a strong presence at the annual Asia Pacific Leather Fair in Hong Kong. Bumblebee experts create a buzz at the University of Northampton Monday 25th March 2013 On Thursday April 11 over 70 of the UK and Ireland’s pollination scientists and conservationists will be meeting at the University of Northampton for the biennial Bumblebee Working Group meeting. Teenage girls visit the University of Northampton to find out more about careers in science, technology, maths and engineering Friday 15th March 2013 The School of Science and Technology celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting a day of speakers and workshops for 74 14 and 15-year-old girls from schools across Northamptonshire on 6 March. Irchester pupils learn about waste management with fun 'Science Takeaways' project Tuesday 26th February 2013 Year Five pupils at Irchester Community Primary School have been working on an exciting project with the University of Northampton’s Department of Waste Management. Professor of Biodiversity invites students, staff and public to lecture on plants and pollinators Friday 22nd February 2013 Professor Jeff Ollerton, Professor of Biodiversity within the School of Science and Technology will be holding his inaugural lecture in March on the subject of plant and pollinators. The University of Northampton lays down the foundations of a strategic partnership with the University of Babylon Wednesday 20th February 2013 The University of Northampton’s School of Science and Technology was pleased to welcome visitors from the University of Babylon in Iraq. STEM workshop on public engagement, with added dinosaurs Monday 4th February 2013 All staff and students with an interest in public engagement of STEM subjects are invited to a workshop on Friday 8 February, entitled Enhancing STEM Academics' Public Engagement Skills. Students launch ‘Stick it Stole it’ campaign in a bid to reduce crime Friday 1st February 2013 Students from the University of Northampton have joined a pilot campaign with national crime-fighting charity, Crimestoppers, to help fellow students avoid being the victims of crime. The University of Northampton becomes the university partner for delivering waste management education in Kenya Wednesday 16th January 2013 The University of Northampton has become the university partner in Kenya to deliver training in waste management education, after signing two MoUs with the Government of Kenya. Honourable MP from Nepali Congress takes a tour of the University Tuesday 15th January 2013 The University of Northampton hosted visitors from Naaya Aaayaam Multi-disciplinary Institute (NAMI), a private Higher Education institute in Nepal this week. University committed to regional wildlife in new nature project Friday 9th March 2012 The University of Northampton has been named as one of the key partners in a flagship nature project which will make the Nene Valley, Northamptonshire, a better area for wildlife, people and the economy. Engineering in the spotlight during regional awareness week Thursday 8th March 2012 The value and worth of Northamptonshire’s engineering industry will be the focus of Northamptonshire Engineering Week 2012 (NEW2012), a week-long programme of activities organised by The University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Engineering Training Partnership (NETP) and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) and STEMNET from Monday 12 March. Researchers infect hospital staff with contagious awareness Wednesday 19th October 2011 Training in infection prevention and in the control of waste in hospitals is critical to reducing infection rates, say researchers at The University of Northampton. Educational partnership successful in bid for Silverstone University Technical College Monday 10th October 2011 An educational partnership has welcomed news that the government has agreed to establish a University Technical College within the heart of Motorsport valley. Industry knowledge on the up at annual vertical transportation event Wednesday 5th October 2011 Over 50 international experts from the field of vertical transportation gathered at the University's Avenue Campus on Thursday 29 September for a Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies. Expert concerns around bin collection proposals Monday 3rd October 2011 Academic experts at The University of Northampton’s world-renowned Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management have reacted cautiously to new government proposals on weekly bin collections. University and partners take on $ multi-billion global leather industry Thursday 15th September 2011 The University of Northampton has joined forces with The UK Leather Federation (UKLF) to provide a new vision of skills development, education and branding for leather. Science bursary students work with 3D modelling and robots Thursday 18th August 2011 Two students from Rushden Community College and Bishops Stopford Sixth Form, Kettering, are undertaking four week placements with The University of Northampton's School of Science and Technology. University helps companies get mobile with smart phone app Tuesday 26th July 2011 The University of Northampton has been helping a coffee company get mobile and connected – designing and developing a bespoke iPhone app. Student police officers graduate from The University of Northampton Thursday 21st July 2011 Thursday’s Summer Graduation Ceremonies at The University of Northampton celebrated the hard work of graduates from the Schools of Science and Technology and Social Sciences. Northampton team expose radon gas dangers within mines Monday 18th July 2011 A world famous radon research team from The University of Northampton has been investigating radioactivity in UK mines – publishing its findings into the dangers of the life threatening radon gas. Outstanding staff are awarded Professor status Tuesday 12th July 2011 Six members of staff from The University of Northampton have been officially awarded coveted Professor status. University hosts Biodiversity Summit Tuesday 5th July 2011 Businesses, land owners, charities, conservation groups and representatives from the public and higher education sectors are being invited to join forces this week. Outstanding women in science, engineering and technology supported by The University of Northampton Monday 6th June 2011 The UK’s leading authority on aircraft noise has won an award for excellence, presented and sponsored by The University of Northampton. University helps Council get mobile Friday 20th May 2011 The University of Northampton is helping organisations get mobile – developing iPhone apps to cut company costs and boost communication. Northampton chosen as venue for prestigious international symposium Wednesday 11th May 2011 The high profile China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education is being held in the UK for the very first time – seven years after it was first launched in China. University shortlisted for Times Higher and Heist awards Tuesday 19th April 2011 The University of Northampton has been nominated for three prestigious Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards and two Heist Awards. Northampton seminar to disseminate initial findings from household waste study Monday 18th April 2011 Recycling, Slow Food and Buying Local: Greening Household Decision-making Northampton’s School of Science and Technology wins National Science and Engineering Week award Wednesday 13th April 2011 A day of engineering activities held at The University of Northampton, as part of last month’s National Science and Engineering Week, has been crowned a UK award winner. Northampton and Mexican academics join forces to publish leading ecology research Thursday 7th April 2011 Fundamental research into the flowering times of plants across the world has been published in one of the world’s most prestigious ecology journals. University's mentoring scheme for women in computing secures £10,000 funding Tuesday 22nd March 2011 A major project to support and mentor young women studying for a first degree or Masters in Computing has been launched by The University of Northampton, thanks to a successful funding bid. Northampton Professor wins international award Wednesday 16th March 2011 Professor Tony Covington, School of Science and Technology, has been awarded the coveted Alsop Award in recognition for his contribution to the leather industry. Schools battle it out in Technology Tournament Tuesday 15th March 2011 Schoolchildren from across the county are taking part in a Technology Tournament on Wednesday 16 March at Weston Favell School, Northampton Girls can do it too - National Science and Engineering Week Tuesday 15th March 2011 Girls can do it too – that’s the message behind a day of engineering activities being lined up by The University of Northampton, as part of National Science and Engineering Week. Research reveals percentage of flowering plants that use animal pollinators Friday 4th March 2011 The pollination of plants by insects, birds and other animals is vital to the ecosystems on which we rely, and supports global agriculture to the value of billions of dollars every year. Potato ‘water footprint’ research aims to help producers against climate change Tuesday 15th February 2011 Researchers at The University of Northampton are working with colleagues at the University of Lincoln, Cranfield University and Lincolnshire potato company Branston Ltd. Top speakers contribute to healthcare waste seminar this March Tuesday 15th February 2011 The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group will be hosting a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified seminar at The University of Northampton on Wednesday 30 March 2011. Ross Brawn OBE joins class of 2011 at The University of Northampton Monday 14th February 2011 Ross Brawn OBE, boss of the Mercedes GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, has received an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Northampton on Sunday 13 February Tony is world’s first DSc in Leather Technology Friday 4th February 2011 Professor Tony Covington, Emeritus Professor of Leather Science at The University of Northampton, is set to graduate for the third time this year. Formula 1's Lewis Hamilton inspires Engineering student Thursday 20th January 2011 A talented Engineering student from The University of Northampton had the chance to meet former Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, thanks to a partnership between the University and Santander. HRH The Princess Royal presents WISE Award to University Wednesday 1st December 2010 The University of Northampton has been recognised with a WISE Award for its work in promoting higher education in the areas of Science and Engineering to girls and young women. Pollination expert to appear on Gardeners’ World special Tuesday 23rd November 2010 A Reader in Biodiversity at The University of Northampton will be one of the experts appearing in a BBC2 Gardeners’ World special this week (Friday 26 November). Microsoft searches for potential graduate recruits from Northampton Tuesday 16th November 2010 Computer giants Microsoft held a special Careers Day for 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Northampton recently. Northants science students given hazard training by university leather centre Wednesday 6th October 2010 FIFTEEN students from Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough were given a test in Health & Safety management during a field trip to The University of Northampton’s ICLT. HRH The Princess Royal opens Newton building Thursday 30th September 2010 The University of Northampton received a Royal seal of approval yesterday when HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the Newton building, home to the School of Science and Technology. University project helps to save lives in Nigeria’s toxic e-waste epidemic Thursday 5th August 2010 Academics from The University of Northampton have been undertaking vital work in Nigeria to educate electronic waste scavengers on the hazards of what they are doing. HRH The Princess Royal to open Science and Technology building Wednesday 28th July 2010 HRH The Princess Royal, Royal Patron of the Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) campaign, will officially open The University of Northampton’s Newton building in September.