Category Archives: School of Science and Technology

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.

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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.

 

Science and Technology Research Conference – programme

Submitted by Professor Jeff Ollerton

The programme for this Wednesday’s Annual Science and Technology Research Conference has just been announced:

Time Name Area Title
1230 LUNCH
1300 Mu Mu Computing Towards immersive user experience: web-based media orchestration
1315 Ameer Al-Sadi Computing Management of Distributed Software-Defined Networks in Smart Cities
1330 Duncan McCollin Ecology Islands – natural laboratories for studying ecology
1345 Jeff Ollerton Ecology Extinctions of British pollinators and the role of large-scale agricultural changes
1400 Riyadh Abass Engineering Development of scheduling process for the M2M communications system in Smart Cities
1415 BREAK
1430 Joseph Maina Wastes Towards sustainable solid waste management in Kenya
1445 Lauren Samet Moulton – Animal Welfare The efficacy of herbal nutraceuticals in improving captive animal welfare.
1500 Douglas Mills Engineering Development of a hand held electrical device (the Procometer) to assess the protection afforded by an organic coating to a metal substrate in the field
1515 TianYang Lan Engineering Development of assessment method for conservation coatings applied to archaeological objects
1530 Oyin Olajubu Computing A textual language for requirement modelling
1545 BREAK
1600 Robin Crockett Maths/Physical Geography Patterns and trends in flows in the River Nene
1615 Zainab Al-Rubaye Computing The use of multivariable wireless sensor data to early detect lameness in sheep
1630 Melanie Limb Human Geography One in four
1645 Ian Livingstone Physical Geography Wind-blown sand in complex terrain: a case study from the Mojave Desert, California
1700 END

If you have not yet told science.admin@northampton.ac.uk that you are attending, please do so for catering purposes.  Thank you.

Transfer seminar “Human behaviour modelling”

On Friday, 26th February at 1 pm Mohamed Redha Sidoumou will be presenting his Transfer Seminar on “Human behaviour modelling” in Room NW101. Please come along and see what his research is all about.