Archive for May 2010

High Impact Badges of Honour for two Bath entrepreneur initiatives

Two entrepreneurial schemes run by the University have been singled out for praise by the organisers of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which took place in November 2009: the School of Management's Bath Entrepreneur in Residence (BEiR) scheme and Banter's Apprentice-style shop.

Drug discovery work highlighted at international cancer conference

A poster presentation by Dr Lawrence Woo, Dr Gyles Cozier and Professor Barry Potter of the Medicinal Chemistry Group in the Pharmacy & Pharmacology, together with Professor Ravi Acharya of Biology & Biochemistry (and colleagues from Imperial College London) has been singled out for esteem at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Washington DC that was held in April.

World governments fail to deliver on 2010 biodiversity target

World leaders have failed to deliver commitments made in 2002 to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, says a study co-authored by Simon Stuart, a Visiting Professor of the Biodiversity Lab in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry. The study, published last week in the journal Science, reports that there has been an alarming decline in the number of species on the planet.

TeamBath Racing gains support from Santander

Students from Mechanical Engineering have secured financial support from Santander to help fund their development of the Formula Student car. Santander has an underlying commitment to providing support in education and their keen interest in supporting technical fields and the ties with Formula 1 meant it was identified as an ideal matching.

Public invited to view rare art collection by Craigie Aitchison

People in Bath are invited to a rare viewing of some of the most exclusive works of the late artist Craigie Aitchison. The exhibition will be held at the Vice-Chancellor’s residence in Lansdown Crescent and will be open to the public from 18-20 June.

Mech-Eng student named Engineering Undergraduate of the Year

Hamish Woodrow, a second year Mechanical Engineering student, has been named engineering Undergraduate of the Year. The award was launched to find Britain’s most promising engineer and attracted entries from over 450 talented undergraduates.

The science of speed: meet the Bloodhound supersonic car

The supersonic endeavour to design a car that can smash the world land speed record and reach 1,000 miles per hour is the subject of the next Bath Science Café, organised by the University of Bath (Monday 10 May). The talk will be held in The Raven pub in Queen Street in the centre of Bath. No tickets or reservations are required - just turn up at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Researchers investigate fishy sense of smell

Research led by the University of Bath is using the latest technology to find out how these fish are able to sniff out their prey. Jonathan Cox (Chemistry) has been working with researchers from University of Cambridge and the Natural History Museum in London, testing a scale model of a hammerhead shark in a flow tank to see how the water flows around the nasal cavity of its strange flattened head.

Every picture tells a story...of research at Bath!

The Images of Research exhibition, which give researchers the chance to highlight their work in photograph, will be held at The Octogon, Milsom Place, Bath on Friday 14 May and Saturday 15 May.