Congratulations to Lancaster Racing!
The Engineering Department's Formula Student team, Lancaster Racing 2012 put in an excellent performance in the 2012 Formula Student competition, placing 34th out of over 132 cars.
Formula Student sees teams of Engineering students from universities worldwide build a single seat racing car in order to compete in a range of static and dynamic events. The team, consisting of 10 MEng students from across a range of Engineering disciplines had 16 weeks to take the car from concept to final build, as well as finding sponsorship along the way.
The team and car were judged on their design, subjected to technical and safety scrutineering and a brake and tilt test as well as giving presentations on cost and their business plan. The team also tested the car across a range of dynamic events, performing well in the skid pan (figure of 8), acceleration and sprint tests and making it through to the final day's endurance test. Despite engine problems preventing the car from completing the endurance test the team managed a very respectable 34th place overall. Congratulations team!
To find out more about how their project unfolded, see the Lancaster Racing website.
Thu 19 July 2012
Engineering students Scott Nash, Daniel Richardson and Aaron Aboshio have won the northern heat of the Youth Entrepreneurs Scheme 'Engineering YES' competition for their spin-out renewable energy company Atlantis.
Thu 23 May 2013
Lancaster University's Engineering Department currently has a fully-funded PhD opportunities in the field of electronic engineering.
Fri 26 April 2013
The LHC has been busy generating data for the past couple of years in order to find the Higgs boson. But now it has it is taking a well earned rest and in the meantime a Lancaster student is helping to increase its energy reach for when it returns.
Thu 18 April 2013
As part of National Science and Engineering Week, 15th-20th March, staff & students from Engineering, Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and Physics helped deliver a week of activities for local schools, interacting with over 70 pupils. Coordinated by LUSU Involve, pupils had the chance to take part in various activities relating to each subject.
Thu 18 April 2013