Hands-on science sessions for crowds of local schoolchildren

Dozens of schoolchildren from across the region were able to give science a go at two major events held this month. The Department of Chemistry opened its doors for an activity day as part of the Sheffield Outreach and Access to Medicine Scheme (SOAMS), and for the annual Salters’ Festival of Chemistry. At the SOAMS event, on Wednesday 4 June, 90 year nine pupils from across South Yorkshire and […]

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Staff and student successes celebrated at Academic Awards 2014

Staff and students in the Faculty of Science took home several trophies from the Academic Awards held last night at the Students’ Union. Based on student votes, the annual awards celebrate the people who go out of their way to make sure all students have an excellent experience of education at the University of Sheffield. Departments in the Faculty of Science were represented in the nominations shortlist […]

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Chemistry teacher wins prestigious University prize

A teacher in Chemistry has been given one of the University of Sheffield’s biggest honours. Dr Ed Warminski has earned a Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. He is one of six members of staff this academic year to be given a Senate Award for Sustained Excellence. The awards are given to staff who have made a significant contribution to the University community. They are […]

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Chemist awarded national prize for his contribution to the field of space science

A chemistry professor has been awarded a prestigious national prize for his outstanding contribution to the field of space science. Professor Steven Armes, from the Department of Chemistry, was awarded the 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize, which recognises work at the interface between chemistry and other disciplines. Professor Armes, who only last week was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, joined the University […]

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Equality awards for five departments

Five departments in the Faculty of Science have earned major awards for their work on gender equality. Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Physics and Astronomy, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics are among eight University of Sheffield departments recognised by Athena SWAN today. The five in science have been given Bronze Awards by the organisation, which monitors academic institutions to ensure that their employment […]

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Three Faculty professors elected Fellows of the Royal Society

Three professors from the Faculty of Science have achieved one of the greatest accolades in science by being elected Fellows of the Royal Society. Professor Steven Armes, Professor David Beerling and Professor Tom Bridgeland are named in a list of 50 new Fellows, released today. Professor Armes has been in the Department of Chemistry since 2004, becoming Professor of Polymer and Colloid Chemistry. He is currently Director of the Sheffield Polymer Centre […]

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Eco-friendly idea saves thousands of bags of packaging from landfill

An eco-friendly idea by two colleagues in the Department of Chemistry has helped save thousands of bags of packaging from landfill sites. Around 18 years ago, stores manager Pete Farran contacted Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) in Nottingham to ask if they could do anything with all of the polystyrene chip packaging the Department gets with deliveries. He was told that he could recycle it by returning […]

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Women in STEM celebrated for Ada Lovelace Day

Women in the Faculty of Science are being celebrated today as part of Ada Lovelace Day – a national celebration aimed at raising the profile of women working in STEM subjects across the globe. Often described as the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace was a leading 19th century mathematician and daughter of the poet Lord Byron. She left a lasting legacy as a role […]

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Chemistry at work in the Octagon

Chemistry at work in the Octagon

The RSC Chemistry at Work is an interactive exhibition, this year themed innovation and discovery and is part of the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering 2013.  Chemistry at Work aims to enthuse young people about the importance of Chemistry in the world of work.  The event also aims to introduce school students to their local chemical industries and to demonstrate how the chemistry which […]

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Researcher’s Night 2012

Researcher’s Night 2012

Part of Festival of the Mind, Researchers Night was a huge success. Members of the public streamed onto the campus and were treated to 70 talks, demonstrations and hands-on experiments. The aim of the night was to educate and entertain. Feedback indicates both targets were met with flying colours.

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