Mechanical Engineering - news and events

University of Birmingham provides West Midlands-based SMEs with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing technology

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The University is enabling local businesses to develop new products and processes by bringing the UK's first Desktop Metal Shop System to the West Midlands through its AMTECAA advanced manufacturing programme.

New material could better protect soldiers, athletes and motorists

New material could better protect soldiers, athletes and motorists
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Soldiers, athletes, and motorists could lead safer lives thanks to a new process that could lead to more efficient and re-useable protection from shock and impact, explosion, and vibration, according to a new study.

Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series

Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series
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In March 2021, the EPS Community launched the first event series aimed at introducing students to Engineering and Physical Science alumni from a broad range of sectors and offering and insight into their roles.

Smartphones could help to prevent glaucoma blindness - study

Smartphones could help to prevent glaucoma blindness - study
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Smartphones could be used to scan people's eyes for early-warning signs of glaucoma – helping to prevent severe ocular diseases and blindness, a new study reveals.

Hi-tech solar solution brings hope to energy-starved people of Gaza

Hi-tech solar solution brings hope to energy-starved people of Gaza
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University of Birmingham experts are developing a novel solar energy pilot plant that will help to provide clean and affordable electricity to people living in the Gaza Strip.

New School of Engineering completed at University of Birmingham

New School of Engineering completed at University of Birmingham
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Building work has completed this month (February 2021) on the £46.5m School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham thanks to national contractor, Willmott Dixon.

STEM, LGBTQ & You is back!

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oSTEM has something exciting to announce… STEM, LGBTQ & You 2021 is on its way! Put Friday 19 February in the diary and be sure to register!

We're a year old!

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Plastic- Free UoB have had a fantastic first year and made great stride this autumn term. With a shining new logo and an expanded committee, the team set out to tackle plastic-waste head-on.

Brum 5 Begins

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For Brum Eco Racing's fifth year it's time to start work on their fifth car, Brum 5. COVID-19 restrictions have made things difficult, but that hasn't stopped them completely! Here's what they've been up to this semester

We're a year old!

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Global Engineering Brigades focus on poverty-driving factors to help fully empower rural communities to rise out of poverty permanently. Caitlin Watkins celebrates their first year as a society.
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