Engineering and the Environment


Students carry out successful first test of hybrid rocket motor

22 April 2015

Last week a group of Master of Engineering (MEng) students carried out a successful first test of a hybrid rocket motor, designed to produce 400 N of thrust, as part of their final year Group Design Project (GDP).

Eurobot 2015

National success in robot competition for second year engineering students

20 April 2015

Engineering students scooped both first and second prizes in the hotly-contested national Eurobot robotics contest beating teams from other universities*; they will go on to represent the UK in the international final in Switzerland next month.

Picture of the UBC team

Success in the Universities Business Challenge

15 April 2015

Engineering and the Environment have had another successful year in this year’s Universities Business Challenge (UBC).

Picture of Sarah Muskett

Sustainability initiative wins top honours for Environmental Sciences Masters student

2 April 2015

Environmental Sciences student Sarah Muskett was named as the Outstanding Student at the 2015 University of Southampton Sustainability Action Awards. She spent last summer carrying out sustainability audits of Methodist churches in the south, helping communities to reduce their carbon footprint and save money.

Soldiers cite ‘Medic!’ as a top hearing priority

1 April 2015

‘Medic!’, ‘Hold fire!’ and grid references are amongst the highest priorities for soldiers to be able to hear while on duty, according to new research from the University of Southampton.

Southampton ship science students design innovative craft for an international contest

30 March 2015

Ten Southampton postgraduate researchers are taking on the best yacht designers from universities around the world in quest of success at the HYDROcontest 2015.

Southampton lead £1.6m project to safeguard UK’s water, energy and food resources

27 March 2015

The University of Southampton is leading one of three major research projects that make up a £4.5 million investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to safeguard the UK’s water, energy and food security.

Research into improving artificial limbs wins national honour for Southampton student

27 March 2015

Final year biomedical engineering PhD student Piotr Laszczak, has won the prestigious 2015 Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) William James Award for his research to improve the quality of life for people who use artificial legs. He is examining how their artificial limbs can work more effectively.

Budget statement brings welcome funding for Southampton-based research

26 March 2015

Southampton and the wider region are set to benefit from major investment in the University of Southampton announced in the Chancellor’s Budget last week.

National honours for University of Southampton Engineering

20 March 2015

University of Southampton postgraduate research engineer Agnieszka Dzielendziak has won the Bronze Award for Engineering at this year’s prestigious SET (Science, Engineering, Technology) for Britain competition at Westminster.