3 Mar 2017

Dundee’s women of science celebrated in new display

An outdoor exhibition highlighting the pioneering contributions that women from Dundee have made to science will go on display at the University of Dundee this week. ‘HerStory of Science’ will open outside the University’s Discovery Centre on Friday, 3rd March and runs until September. The display will tell the early history of women’s extraordinary contributions to science from a local perspective. It also illustrates the progress made by showing all the current female professors at the University. Curator Dr Sarah Cook said, “The University was the first institution to appoi...

Dundee’s women of science celebrated in new display

3 Mar 2017

‘Outstanding’ partnership to help vulnerable people in communities

A partnership between the University of Dundee and the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has been awarded the highest grade of ‘Outstanding’ by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Findings from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) have resulted in an increased understanding of and commitment to delivering a better service to SSEN’s most vulnerable customers in the north of Scotland and central southern England. Dr. Edward Hall, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University, sai...

‘Outstanding’ partnership to help vulnerable people in communities

2 Mar 2017

‘The Mighty Women of Science’ – 4th March

A book aimed at getting young people to think about a career in science will be the focus of the next Saturday Evening Lecture at the University of Dundee. ‘The Mighty Women of Science’, written by Clare Forrest, is an A-Z of some well-known and some not so well-known women who have and continue to change the world of science.  Clare will be at the University’s Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Saturday, 4th March to talk about the book, alongside the book’s editor and researcher, Fiona Gordon. It will be chaired by Dundee Creative Writing graduate Zoe Vendito...

‘The Mighty Women of Science’ – 4th March

2 Mar 2017

Women in Science Festival’s Family Fun Day

A Family Fun Day jam-packed with exciting science experiments is being held at Charleston Community Centre this weekend. The free event opens at 10am on Sunday, 5th March and takes place as part of this year’s Women in Science Festival, which is organised by the University of Dundee. There will be lots of exciting hands-on activities suitable for all ages. Families will get the chance to find out more about forensic science and how it is used to help solve crimes. Visitors will learn about sports science and discover weird and wonderful facts about plants. There will also be interactive storytelling ...

Women in Science Festival’s Family Fun Day

1 Mar 2017

Improving muscle strength in older people – recruits wanted!

The University of Dundee is looking for older people to help with a clinical trial to improve muscle function in older people. The UK-wide trial is testing whether a commonly used heart pill and a food supplement could improve the health of older people across the UK by improving muscle strength. The research team at the University aims to recruit 30 people aged 70 and over, contributing to a total of 450 participants across the UK. Participants will be given a heart pill (perindopril) or a matching dummy tablet, and also a food supplement powder (leucine) or matching dummy powder. All the participants wil...

Improving muscle strength in older people – recruits wanted!