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Birmingham to benefit from £184 million investment in science and engineering research training

Birmingham to benefit from £184 million investment in science and engineering research training
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On Thursday 1 February, Business Secretary Greg Clark announced that the University of Birmingham and 40 other universities will benefit from a £184 million investment in doctoral training. The funding represents a major investment in science and engineering research and will be used to support doctoral training over a four year period.

How studying rubbery grips on pens is helping to develop next-generation touchscreen and fingerprint-recognition technology

How studying rubbery grips on pens is helping to develop next-generation touchscreen and fingerprint-recognition technology
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Mike Adams, Professor in Product Engineering and Manufacturing in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, discusses his recent research paper, 'Why pens have rubbery grips', which explains how the composition of our finger pads affects the way we find it easier to grip some surfaces better than others.

BUMS are having an amazing year!

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This academic year started off with a bang with socials, families, industrial visits and careers events. Now the Spring Term is set to be even better with the launch of the BUMS-led, College-wide EPS Trophy! Media Secretary Hannah Lord tells us more.

UBRacing's January 2018 Newsletter

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Happy New Year from UBRacing! The team have seen in the beginning of 2018 picking up where they left off at the end of 2017: with lots of hard work! Their latest newsletter tells about what they'll be up to in the coming months, including a trip to compete in Germany.

Birmingham researchers chosen to help deliver £6.6 million transformative research programme

Birmingham researchers chosen to help deliver £6.6 million transformative research programme
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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has enlisted the support of researchers at the University of Birmingham to help deliver an ambitious £6.6 million programme of transformative engineering research, in an announcement made last week (15 January), to mark the Year of Engineering.
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Materials Ball 2018

Date
24/02/2018
Description
After the amazing success of the 2017 Materials Ball, the School of Metallurgy and Materials are pleased to annouce the details for the Materials Ball 2018. This will be another great opportunity for staff and students, past and present, from all Met & Mat courses to get together and celebrate another brilliant year.

EPS Distinguished Lecture: Professor David Phillips

Date
06/03/2018
Description
Professor David Phillips, Past-President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, shares his personal journey from raw Birmingham undergraduate in 1958 through a successful academic career, to the present state of supposed retirement. He will give a flavour of his research in ultrafast reactions and photodynamic therapy of cancer and possibly even a few demonstrations while recounting tales of his student days, successes and set-backs.

EPS Societies' Awards 2018

Date
06/06/2018
Description
Returning for their fifth year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 25 student groups.
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