Maths lecturers in the running for top teaching prize

A radical new approach to teaching mathematics has earned the School of Mathematics and Statistics a place in the shortlist for a major higher education award. The School has been nominated for the Teaching Excellence prize at the Guardian University Awards 2015, which takes place on Wednesday 18 March. Last year, lectures were scrapped in one of the engineering maths courses for first years. To replace them, […]

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Mentoring scheme for professional staff is launched for 2015

A mentoring scheme for professional services staff in the Faculty of Science has launched its programme for the coming year. The GROW Programme runs for six months each year. Beginning in February, it is aimed at helping staff in the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Science to enhance their skills, maximise their potential, expand their networks and consider their career paths by working with […]

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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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Faculty research stars present findings in Parliament

Rising academic stars from the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences and the School of Mathematics and Statistics will today present their research in Parliament. PhD students Chris Nelson, Daniel Toolan, Hannah Mumby and Helen Southern were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to take part in SET for Britain – a poster competition for early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists held in the House of […]

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New research will allow more reliable dating of major past events

Academics have developed a new method which will allow key past events to be dated more accurately. Research led by Professors Paul Blackwell and Caitlin Buck from the University of Sheffield’s School of Mathematics and Statistics and Professor Paula Reimer from Queen’s University Belfast has resulted in a new, internationally agreed radiocarbon calibration curve which will provide improved accuracy to archaeologists, environmental scientists and climate […]

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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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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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Launch of Womens Network

Launch of Womens Network

On 26th June the Faculties of Science and Engineering launched a new Women in STEM network. Over 70 staff attended the launch from the two faculties alongside representatives of the Equality and Diversity Board and the Vice Chancellor. The event was the culmination of two months of EPSRC funded activities addressing the factors that affect the retention and progression of women in Science and Engineering […]

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