This week the School of Engineering is hosting a Headstart Summer School sponsored by the United Kingdom Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF). The Headstart Summer School programme provides young students a taste of university life through lectures and labs to prepare them for future study.
Edinburgh robotics experts are to join in an initiative that seeks to develop collaborations with industry and academia. The University is a founding member of the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network).
Dr Adam Stokes is a specialist in soft robotics and spent some time speaking with Sky News about the future this technology. Soft robotics are changing the way that we interact with robots as they are created from pliable material which has strength, but won't cause damage.
In 2014 Equate Scotland launched Careerwise, a ground breaking work placement scheme for women in STEM. Its aim is to encourage more girls and women to consider and pursue STEM careers through the provision of information on STEM career opportunities and the route into these sectors through valu
Applications for the L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science will open on 2nd February 2015. Four outstanding female post-doctoral scientists in the UK or Ireland will be granted a fellowship worth £15,000 each.
On Wednesday 7th January, the annual meeting of the Tectonic Studies Group comes to Edinburgh this year and will include a special "Question Time" session to debate geological aspects of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).