College of Science & Engineering

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News and Events from the College of Science and Engineering.

Prototype engine being developed to power life on Mars

A prototype engine is being developed by the School of Engineering, in collaboration with Northumbria University, which could be used to harvest energy on the surface of Mars.

Low-carbon business initiative comes to ECCI

The University is to host the Scottish arm of Europe’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme.

New musical theatre show about antimicrobial resistance

A researcher at the University of Edinburgh is to develop a brand new musical for primary schools charting the story of antibiotics and the rise of antimicrobial resistance. 

Edinburgh chemist wins Parliament prize

A University scientist has won a prize in recognition of the excellence of his chemistry research.

Astronauts touch down for science training

European astronauts have arrived in Edinburgh to have training from scientists at the University.

Pupils help scientists map marine life

School children are taking part in a project to help research into marine life off Scotland’s west coast.

Milestone in bid to build complex organism

Scientists have made significant progress towards recreating a functioning synthetic organism from scratch.

Starter’s guide to supercomputing unveiled

The workings of the world’s most powerful computers are being made clearer for non-experts in a free online course.

Maths workshops add up to a lot of fun

Maths challenges come in all shapes and sizes ... as several hands-on events at Edinburgh have been demonstrating.

New Head of College of Science & Engineering appointed

The University of Edinburgh’s Chair of Applied Logic, Professor Dave Robertson, has been appointed as Head of the College of Science & Engineering.

Lothian Buses Service 41 Pilot

In response to student feedback the University is considering options to improve the experience of using bus services to access University sites.

£100m centre seeks global tech solutions

Scientists at Edinburgh are to help develop cutting edge technologies at a new £100m research centre.

Fifth of food lost to over-eating and waste

Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests.

Informatics researchers recognised at International Symposiums

Researchers from the Institute for Computing Systems Architecture at the School of Informatics were recognised at the prestigious co-located International Symposiums on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) and High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) in Austin, Texas in early February.

Innovation Initiative Grants 2017 - Now Open!

Donor-funded small project grants of up to £5000 available to students and staff to support innovations in teaching, research and student life.

Bluebells may fail to flourish as climates warm

Carpets of bluebells have long been a feature of spring woodlands – but the flowers may not be at their best in years to come, research suggests.

Satellite sheds light on Antarctic glaciers

A novel use of satellite data is giving scientists insight into what is going on beneath the surface of ice in West Antarctica.

Dust that formed planets is traced to stars

Scientists have identified the origin of key stardust grains present in the dust cloud from which the planets in our Solar System formed, a study suggests.

Academics Unplugged

Academics Unplugged is an opportunity for researchers to introduce their work to staff and students from across the College. These short talks provide the opportunity for University staff and students to engage directly with cutting-edge researchers.

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Jonathan Silvertown

On Wednesday 22nd February the School of Biological Sciences extend an invitation to a lecture by Professor Jonathan Silvertown, Chair in Technology Enhanced Science Education.

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