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  • Going out of this world to inspire next generation of engineers

    SELA (Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy) and Sent Into Space, a company run by two Sheffield PhD graduates, have partnered in a bid to inspire young people into engineering by sending schoolchildren’s cards to the edge of space. After being launched into the stratosphere, the stamped cards are now back on planet earth and the schoolchildren will today (19th July) receive certificates confirming that their card has been into space, and see footage from the launch.

    Categorised under: Public Engagement, Faculty news and Student news

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  • Sheffield is one of leading universities uniting to strengthen UK aerospace sector

    It has been announced today (18th July) at the Farnborough Airshow that the University of Sheffield will be part of a national consortium to provide the global aerospace community with a centralised point of engagement to the UK’s top university aerospace research capabilities.

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  • Comment: Do drones deserve their dire reputation? Depends who is flying them

     Jonathan Aitken from our Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, discusses the use of drones in The Conversation.

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  •  Two exceptionally talented engineering students have been acknowledged for their commercial contribution to a local SME as student employees.

    University of Sheffield students, Máté Lukács (Mechanical Engineering) and Dhilan Devadasan (Materials Science and Engineering), both won national ‘Student Employee of the Year’ awards - organised by the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) – in the ‘Commercial Impact Off Campus’ category.

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  • Professor Sheila MacNeil was awarded the Chapman Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) at their Premier Awards Dinner this week. The Medal is presented for distinguished research in the field of biomedical materials, particularly with respect to biomaterials innovation.

    Categorised under: Women in Engineering and Faculty news

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  • Leading Women in STEM: how patents protect our research

    Sheila MacNeil, Professor of Tissue Engineering in our Department of Materials Science and Engineering features in the Life Sciences Edition of FutureNorth, a pull out distributed with The Times.

    Sheila is featured as a leading woman in STEM in a case study focused on her work with HGF, intellectual property specialists. With their support, Sheila has filed patent applications worldwide to protect her technology.

    Categorised under: Research news, Women in Engineering and Faculty news

  • New £1.6m project will harness our digital manufacturing potential

    The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded £11.4 million to seven projects which aim to create novel digital tools, techniques and processes that will support the translation of digital capabilities into the manufacturing sector.

    Professor Zi-Qiang Lang, from our Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE), has been awarded a £1.6m grant to develop an innovative digital manufacturing methodology based on complex systems science in the manufacture of dynamic materials and structures.

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  • SunrIde (Sheffield University Nova Rocket Innovation Design Engineering) is the first student led rocket design team to represent the UK in the world’s largest international university competition, the Spaceport America Cup. A huge congratulations to the entire SunrIde team on their successful rocket launch out of a total of 140 teams across the world! They had an accurate altitude prediction of 99.83% (apogee of 10,017 ft), and were presented with the 'best accuracy prediction' award.

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  • Academics from our Department of Mechanical Engineering and Manchester Metropolitan University are researching padding – as currently permitted in the shoulder region of rugby apparel and breast padding for women players – on behalf of the sport’s global governing body, World Rugby, who are funding the project. The research will feed into a player-centred review of regulations by World Rugby, including how testing and specifications will be developed for kit into the future.

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  • University of Sheffield inspires budding engineers at free event

    An event aimed at encouraging inventors and makers of the future by inspiring them to think about a career in engineering is being held on Sunday 17 June. In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day 2018, the annual Engineering Imagination event will be held in Sheffield Winter Garden.

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  •  A new report demonstrating how drones can come to the rescue in natural disasters, help starving people in conflict and provide emergency medicine has been published today (7 June 2018) by one of the UK’s leading robotics experts, Professor Noel Sharkey, Emeritus Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in our Department of Computer Science.

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  • The areas of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems have seen a significant growth in the education sector in the UK, and globally.

    Categorised under: Comment and Discussion

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  • FlashyScience is a suite of virtual experiments which allow school students to run science and engineering experiments online, repeating them as often as they like to maximise their learning potential.

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  • Urban flooding can now be managed much more effectively, thanks to a smart Artificial Intelligence based technology called CENTAUR™. This technology, developed by a consortium including researchers from our Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, was recently awarded the ‘Most Innovative New Technology of the Year’ at the 2018 Water Industry Awards, a prestigious event that celebrates and rewards outstanding achievement and innovation in the UK water industry.

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  • Our Department of Computer Science has partnered with Silicon Valley based experts, VoiceBase, the leading provider of AI-powered speech analytics, to launch the new Centre for Speech and Language Technology. It will bring together our researchers to pioneer the future of speech recognition and speech analytics.

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