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Spring term with a virtual oSTEM

Spring term with a virtual oSTEM
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oSTEM has had a busy term including their annual STEM, LGBTQ & You conference, LGBTQ+ History Month, a photography competition and weekly virtual socials. Outgoing and incoming Chairs, Claire and Jackie tell us more.

Birmingham spacecraft engineer interviewed by BBC about her role in the breakthrough discovery of water on Saturn's Enceladus moon

Birmingham spacecraft engineer interviewed by BBC about her role in the breakthrough discovery of water on Saturn's Enceladus moon
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On 2 June 2021, BBC Earth's Planet Explorers released an interview with Dr Leah-Nani Alconcel, her role in the NASA-European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini mission to Saturn.

University of Birmingham scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Awards

University of Birmingham scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Awards
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Four scientists from the University of Birmingham's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences have today (8 June 2021) been recognised with prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Birmingham engineers win prestigious awards for public engagement

Birmingham engineers win prestigious awards for public engagement
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Two women engineers from the University of Birmingham's Schools of Engineering and Metallurgy and Materials have won prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious awards for public engagement collaborations.

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.

Act now to secure the UK's critical materials supply, say Birmingham experts

Act now to secure the UK's critical materials supply, say Birmingham experts
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The UK must act now to ensure a stable supply of technology-critical metals (TCMs) essential for its transition to clean energy, according to a new Policy Commission report produced by the University of Birmingham.

University of Birmingham builds UK's first recycling plant for high-performance rare earth magnets

University of Birmingham builds UK's first recycling plant for high-performance rare earth magnets
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The University of Birmingham will build the UK's first re-manufacturing line for high-performance sintered rare earth magnets for use in electric vehicles, aerospace, renewable energy and low carbon technologies

New report sets out the scale of opportunity for the Midlands in advanced ceramics

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A blueprint setting out the compelling opportunities for the Midlands to position itself as a world leader in advanced ceramics has been launched.
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