Category Archives: School of Science and Technology

MOOC – Open Science – Free

The TU Delft Library together with the TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, has launched its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of Open Science https://www.edx.org/course/open-science-sharing-your-research-with-the-world

This MOOC covers an introduction to Open Science and the FAIR principles, open research data, open access to data and publications and how to increase research(er) visibility. It might be of interest to you or colleagues.

It starts on October 30, takes 4 weeks (about 4 hours per week) and you can register through the link below.

The course is open to anyone and is completely free

https://www.edx.org/course/open-science-sharing-your-research-with-the-world

Research Gate – Attn All Researchers

If you use Research Gate – Please ensure that you have uploaded the accepted manuscript to NECTAR… STM (International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers) are taking on Research Gate with regards to copyright infringment…

By all means use Research Gate – but rather than uploading the full text, please provide a link to your article that’s in NECTAR.

What is made public through NECTAR has had the copyright checked by professional staff, and the University is also covered by a takedown notice.  We cannot cover you for your use of Research Gate.

More info at https://t.co/bdD2wjCYmn

 

Research project management in science and technology event

Submitted by Stefan Kaczmarczyk

On Tuesday 20th September 2016 a series of workshops and lectures will be held in Newton Hall, around the theme of research project management in science and technology. The event will be held from 9am – 7pm and is open to all research staff, academic staff and research students from all faculties in the University. Read the rest of this entry

Island Biology Conference seminars – you heard them here first.

Tenerife from the planeYou are cordially invited to a research seminar on Tuesday 12th July @1100 in Newton NW205. Duncan McCollin and Jeff Ollerton from the School of Science and Technology will be presenting two short seminars, which they will present later in July at a conference in the Azores.

Jeff and Duncan will be attending the Island Biology conference and each presenting these short (c. 15 minute) talks on recent research findings.

  • “Turnover dynamics of breeding land birds on islands: ‘true but trivial’ over decadal time-scales?” (Duncan)
  • “Spatio-temporal stability of island endemic plant-pollinator interactions” (Jeff)

All invited. Please come along if you can.

Seminar: Review of Selected Inorganic Surface Water Quality Monitoring Practices

Submitted by Professor Ian Foster

A Review of Selected Inorganic Surface Water Quality Monitoring Practices — Do We Really Know What We’re Doing?

P1000768This seminar, hosted by the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, is presented by Professor Art Horowitz, formerly of the United States Geological Survey.  Art is a brilliant speaker and has a lifetime’s experience designing monitoring networks for the US government so the seminar promises to be both interesting and fun.

Date: Monday 18th July

Time: 1pm-3pm

Venue: NW101

If you have any questions about the event or to book a place please contact Ian Foster.

Seminar: Vehicle dynamics and safety research at Coventry University: Date change!

Submitted by Prof Stefan Kaczmarczyk

Please note that the date of this seminar has been changed to Monday 11th April.

Speaker: Mike Blundell, Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact, Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University.

Date: Monday 4th April 2016 New date Monday 11th April

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Venue: NW101, Avenue Campus
Refreshments will be available before and after the presentation.

vehicle safetyProfessor Mike Blundell will talk about the research he has supervised at Coventry University covering the general areas of vehicle dynamics and safety.

For the full details please see the original post.

 

Seminar: Vehicle dynamics and safety research at Coventry University

Submitted by Prof Stefan Kaczmarczyk

Speaker: Mike Blundell, Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact, Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University.

Date: Monday 4th April 2016 New date Monday 11th April

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Venue: NW101, Avenue Campus
Refreshments will be available before and after the presentation.

Read the rest of this entry

Reminder: ‘Working with industry’ seminar

It’s all go in the School of Science and Technology on Thursday!

Dr Terry Tudor has asked us to remind you that the ‘Working with industry: funding opportunities‘ seminar will be taking place this Thursday, 17th March in Newton Hall.

The seminar will be conducted by Professor Carolyn Roberts (Specialist) and Dr Lis Broome (Knowledge Transfer Manager), from the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), which is the engagement arm of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

For further details please see the original post.

Guest lecture: Endangered sea turtles

Submitted by Professor Jeff Ollerton

1024px-Green_Sea_Turtle_grazing_seagrassOn Thursday 17th March at 11:00 in NW205 there will be a guest lecture by Rowan Byrne, Senior Marine Environmental Scientist at the firm Mott MacDonald, entitled:

“Endangered Sea Turtles, Research, Biodiversity and Infrastructure Projects”.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about the kind of work these companies do and to ask questions about getting a career in conservation and environmental consultancy.

Photo credit: By P.Lindgren (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Transfer seminar “The Efficacy of Herbal Nutraceuticals in Improving Captive Animal Welfare”

You are invited to Lauren Samet’s transfer viva on Friday, 18th March at 9am (Moulton College, Main site, M11). The title is “The Efficacy of Herbal Nutraceuticals in Improving Captive Animal Welfare”.

All are welcome. If you are travelling from the University, email Lauren in advance so that she can book parking.