Mechanical Engineering - news and events

News items and events listings relating to the School of Mechanical Engineering.

James Watt Undergraduate Society (JUGS) Update - July 2015

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The James Watt Undergraduate Society (JUGS) have a busy year ahead - the committee tell us more.

UBRacing gain their best result at Formula Student

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UBRacing recently celebrated their best ever performance at Formula Student. The team tell us more.

Women in Engineering: Past, Present and Future

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To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June British Gas Business held a panel event featuring prominent female engineers. Joanne Adeluola, 1st Year MSci Chemistry student and President of the University's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society, was invited to join and tells us more.

Women in Science and Engineering Society - July 2015

Women in Science and Engineering Society - July 2015
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It's been a busy year for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society, as 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. The committee tell us more.

Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015

Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015
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Richard Burden MP (Lab, Northfield), a former government adviser on motorsport, visited UBRacing, the University's formula student team as they were making final preparations for this year's Formula Student competition that takes place this month.

A level students experience a taste of engineering at Birmingham

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) welcomed nearly 100 Year 12 students from across the country to its labs and technical facilities, for Birmingham's annual Engineering Taster Day on Tuesday 7 July.

Carl Hingley receives Papin Prize at inaugural Higher Education Technicians' Summit

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Carl Hingley, Senior Automotive Technician at The University of Birmingham's School of Mechanical Engineering recieves Papin Prize in recognition of his contributions as a technician at the inaugural 2015 Higher Education Technicians' Summit on Tuesday 30 June.

Carl Hingley receives the British Empire Medal for services to Mechanical Engineering

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Mr Carl Hingley, long serving member of staff at The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at University of Birmingham recognised in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to Mechanical Engineering.

The first 'hot fire' testing trials of a 3D printed monolithic ceramic thruster

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have confirmed successful trials of the first 3D printed ceramic catalyst bed which could significantly improve the efficiency and longevity of space travel.

£400k Innovate UK collaborative project to reduce CO2 emissions

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A collaborative £400k Innovate UK (IPD11) project between the University of Birmingham and Hubbard Products Ltd, led by Dearman Engine Company Ltd, will commence in July 2015. The project will deliver a cost-effective zero emissions auxiliary system for power and cooling to reduce CO2 emissions of refrigerated trucks and air-conditioned buses, in addition to other emissions benefits.
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