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University launches plans for Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University has launched ambitious new plans for a £40 million state-of-the-art Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) to facilitate the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. It will enable collaborative and interdisciplinary working amongst undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, providing a transformational teaching experience to enable them to develop the skills and experience required by employers.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Teaching

University of Birmingham speeds into the Big Bang Fair 2015

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The University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education attended the Big Bang Fair at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 March 2015. The Big Bang Fair is the UK's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people, aiming to show students a variety of exciting and rewarding opportunities for successful careers in STEM subjects.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students

The Chemistry of Prozac

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Dr Simon Cotton podcast for The Royal Society of Chemistry: The Chemistry of Prozac.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Professor Raymond Smallman Obituary

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Professor Ray Smallman sadly passed away on 25 February 2015. Professor Rex Harris pays tribute by sharing his personal reflections on Professor Smallman's life and his time at Birmingham.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

Birmingham astronomers provide commentary to solar eclipse in city centre

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Staff and students from the School of Physics and Astronomy will be at Birmingham Cathedral in St Philip's Square tomorrow (20 March 2015) to offer a scientific commentary on the eclipse.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

SFEN Convention explores future collaboration with UK and France in nuclear energy

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Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute, represented the UK and the University of Birmingham at the French Society of Nuclear Energy (SFEN) Convention on Thursday 5 March 2015. The French Society of Nuclear Energy (SFEN) is the French hub of knowledge on nuclear energy, bringing together 3600 professionals, engineers, technicians, teachers, students, industrial sites and French nuclear research organisations.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Power and Energy Internet pioneered to bring Birmingham to the centre of the global revolution

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Just as the Worldwide Web revolutionised the global exchange of information, so the 'power and energy internet' (PEI) – a remarkable idea pioneered in Birmingham by Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang – could one day transform the world's energy use and management by the exchange of power sources across continents as well as locally.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Frank Morton returns to Birmingham

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On the 17 February 2015 the hottest event on the Chemical Engineering calendar landed in Birmingham as the Frank Morton Sports Day came to town. Adam Cullen, Frank Morton Transport Coordinator and 2nd year Chemical Engineering with Industry student, tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Launch of Royal Institution Masterclasses set to inspire the next generation of computer scientists

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is hosting a series of Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses to teach Y9 students from local Midlands's schools a variety of skills and applications of computer science. Royal Institution Masterclasses are hands-on and interactive extracurricular sessions led by top experts from academia and industry for keen and talented young people all around the UK.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students
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