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Engineers Without Borders - March 2015

It's been a very busy few months for Engineers Without Borders here in Birmingham. Outgoing President David Streather tells us more.

Welcome to WISE – Women in Science and Engineering Society

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society are the newest student group to join the EPS Community. They work to provide as many events and opportunities as possible to members across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences to integrate, form networks and to help inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers. Annabel Fitzgerald tells us more.

CivSoc Update – March 2015

CivSoc are having a terrific year with a new committee eager to get involved as much as possible with both the students and the School. Becky Drew, Treasurer, & Chris Redshaw, Social and Sports Secretary tell us more.

Novel development of quantum sensors to 'Map the Underworld'

EPSRC invested in a major multidisciplinary, multi-university project to prove the concept of technologies that could explore the underworld of buried pipes, cables and utilities beneath our feet in 2005. Since then a team of Birmingham civil engineers have played an important role in developing multi-sensor approaches to map underground utility systems as part of the 'Mapping the Underworld' project.

Majority of research in the School of Civil Engineering rated as internationally excellent in the latest national research assessment

The performance of the School of Civil Engineering in the Research Excellence Framework, the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, has shown that the majority of its research was rated as internationally excellent.

Quantum Technology Hub announcement from a Civil Engineering viewpoint

On Wednesday 26th November 2014, Greg Clark, the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, visited the university to announce a national investment totalling £270 million for research into quantum technology across four hubs of scientists.

International rail conference speeds into Birmingham

In the run up to the launch of HS2 the University of Birmingham is set to host an international conference on high-speed rail to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high-speed line in Japan.

From Lab Bench to Backbench

John Bridgeman, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will be swapping lab coat for legislation, when he visits civil servant, James Riches, at the House of Commons today (Monday 24 November) for a "Week in Westminster", as part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK's national academy of science.

Study hard and remember to network says new CIHT Fellow

High flying transportation specialist Andy McLoughlin's decision to gain further qualifications at Birmingham and widen his professional horizons have led to a complete turnaround in his career.

New Staff in Civil Engineering, July - October 2014

A round-up of new Civil Engineering faculty March - July 2014.

A Summer at Mott MacDonald

Final year Civil Engineering student Jo Maguire spent some time working with Mott MacDonald this summer. Here she gives us a taste of what she was doing.

Developing new solutions for rural roads around the globe

The School of Civil Engineering launched the brand new 'Rural Roads for Development' programme this autumn as part of its portfolio of professional development courses.
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