- UWE's new research network will shape innovation in indie video games
Dr Patrick Crogan from UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) has just been awarded £40,000 to lead an international research network into independent video game development.
The new network is one of six announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which will help shape the future of innovation in the video game industry.
- UWE offers courses on tissue culture techniques that provide alternative to live animal lab tests
Specialist courses that will train postgraduate research students in essential tissue culture techniques are being offered at CATIM, a recently launched Business Technology Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Tissue culture enables models of animal tissue to be constructed for use as alternatives to live animal testing.The courses are believed to be the first of their kind offered by a technology centre in the south-west and will help research students to improve their practical proficiency using live mammalian cell systems.
- UWE Professor named as 'outstanding innovator' for work on food safety
The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded a prestigious Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to Professor Janice Kiely from UWE Bristol. It is one of five awards that the Academy has just made to outstanding innovators at UK universities.
Professor Kiely won the accolade for her work in developing bio-sensing systems for rapid, automated detection of food contaminations such as salmonella, e. coli and listeria, which are harmful to human health. This is at the interface of engineering and biochemistry and results from a long standing collaboration with Professor Richard Luxton.
- Latest Videos from Sustainable Severn Conference
UWE successfully hosted the Sustainable Severn event looking at the different ways to generate power from the Severn and investigating a stakeholder led approach.
Tom Appleby a senior lecturer in law from the Faculty of the Environment and Technology who helped organise the event said:
'This was an excellent conference and generated a realistic vision of how we might harness the huge power potential of the Severn and maximise the benefit for jobs and the environment along the way.'
For those who missed the Sustainable Severn Conference we have uploaded much of the information, including videos from the event onto the Conference website:
- UWE Bristol Centre for Alternative Testing launches at ss Great Britain
A new venture for UWE Bristol, the Centre for Alternative Testing and In-Vitro Monitoring (CATIM), will launch this evening on board the ss Great Britain.
- Dr Who themed virtual learning brings science and technology to life for Bristol schools at UWE Bristol
Bristol school students will take part in a Dr Who themed virtual learning event at UWE Bristol on 20 March, for one of the many events celebrating National Science and Engineering Week. The students will learn about astronomy, the weather, 3D modelling of car engines, the human heart and much more.
- Richard Noble gives Bloodhound SSC Annual Lecture 2013 at UWE
BLOODHOUND SSC Annual Lecture 2013
Date:20 March 2013
Venue: Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
BLOODHOUND SSC is well into its build phase, according to project director Richard Noble OBE. The Bloodhound SSC Annual Lecture 2013, taking place at UWE Bristol on 20 March, will highlight the building and testing of the supersonic car.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to welcome Ibadan Vice-Chancellor
UWE Bristol is getting ready to welcome Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, who will be arriving at the Frenchay campus on Monday 18 February with his management team.
- UWE Bristol joins forces with BIME to improve life for people with disabilities
UWE Bristol and the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME) have recently announced a partnership bringing together UWE's expertise in information technology and medical engineering with BIME's practical experience of working with people who have healthcare problems. The five-year research project will develop smart technologies to support the health and wellbeing within a home environment.
- European robots to compete in outdoor challenges
A new EU initiative will create an exciting new Grand Challenge for intelligent search and rescue robots.
euRathlon, is a three year project, funded by the European Commission, led by Professor Alan Winfield of UWE Bristol, with seven European partners.
Three competitions will see teams of robots and their designers go head to head in a series of demanding outdoor scenarios that mimic the real challenges of a disaster situation.
- UWE Bristol offers 3D printing to all students
UWE Bristol is leading the way amongst UK universities by making 3D printing technology available to all students by locating a 3D printer in the main university library.
It is believed to be the first 3D printer in an academic library in the UK. The new initiative is made possible through a donation from 3D Systems Limited.
3D print technology, also known as additive layer manufacturing, is a rapidly developing technology with applications in manufacturing, engineering and academic research. It is sometimes available to university students on relevant courses – such as creative product design or engineering courses. For example UWE Bristol already has 3D printers within the Faculty of Technology and in the leading Centre for Fine Print Research.
- Intelligent 3D image technology could enable targeted out-of-home advertising
Directed advertising is common in online shopping and in social media but is not currently an option in the out-of-home digital environment due to the technical challenges involved.
- RobotRadar.org puts depth back into robot reporting
A new website, created and written by leading thinkers and experts in robotics, aims to give an in depth and balanced perspective on reporting of robotics in the popular media.
Through thoughtful articles and commentaries RobotRadar.org explores the wider impacts of robots and robotics on society. Each report is written by a robotics expert in direct response to an article published in the popular media.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Professor Dato' Dr. Hassan Said
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Professor Dato' Dr. Hassan Said.
- Robotics set to 'revolutionise the UK economy in the next 20 years'
Britain's desire to be at the forefront of robotics research has been reinforced by universities minister David Willetts, who saw world-leading technology when he visited the Bristol Robotics Lab yesterday [Monday, 12 November].