Science researchers compete for policy prize

New researchers working in science found out how to apply their expertise to the political process by taking part in a University competition. The University’s Science In Policy group organised a contest for interdisciplinary groups of postgraduate and early career researchers. They were tasked with producing a POSTnote: a four-page briefing document similar to ones produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The winning team was […]

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Prizes for exceptional staff contributions

Staff in the Faculty of Science have been handed prizes in recognition of their exceptional contributions. At today’s Faculty Forum, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Tony Ryan presented Dr David Finger with the 2014 award Prize for Best Researcher. David works in Chemistry with Professor Jane Grasby. He was awarded the prize for the wide range of departmental duties he has taken on – from mentoring and training students to helping maintain […]

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Pachyderms, parasites and poo: PhD student wows judges with impressive elephant expertise

A researcher who managed to boil her PhD thesis down into three minutes will be representing the University of Sheffield in a national contest. Last night, Carly Lynsdale won the University of Sheffield heat of the Three Minute Thesis competition, where postgraduate researchers sum up their studies in 180 seconds, with a single presentation slide as their backdrop. Around 100 postgraduates entered the Sheffield competition, and heats […]

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Prestigious Award for University Chemist.

Prestigious Award for University Chemist.

Dr. Michael Blackburn was awarded the International Arbusovs Prize at the Butlerov 150th Anniversary Congress in Kazan, sponsored by the Russian Academy of Science. Kazan is historically a unique city connecting East and West. In 1804 the third University in Russia was established there, and its alumni include Tolstoy and Lenin. The element ruthenium was discovered there, and thiscity has been described as “the cradle […]

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