Yesterday was the Vice-Chancellor's Research Day, a showcase and celebration of research being carried out by early career academics across the University of Bath.
Eleven speakers had ten minutes each to present their research to an audience made up of the VC, Pro-VCs, Deans, and Heads of Departments. Not an easy task, but one they rose to admirably.
Talks covered all disciplines. We learnt about the difficulties children from disadvantaged backgrounds have in school, about controlling vibration in helicopters, security issues in Asia, the impact of pharmacist work pressures on public health and the way that media disapproval can actually boost the business of investment banks.
We also learnt about the mathematical modelling of the spread of contagious disease, potential early warning systems for large-scale financial meltdowns, how to teach computers to recognise shapes and how minute creatures in lakes are helping to keep biodiversity healthy.
Keep an eye out over coming weeks as we work to profile some of these projects in greater detail, either through the press, through interactive digital tools or video. We have some great new ideas and we're really looking forward to working on some of these stories!