Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | 16:28
It's always good to end a project on a high so I was delighted to end my recent assignment to the SPRINT project by overcoming a few tricky technical obstacles and having the latest version of SPRINT accepted into the CRAN repository of add-on packages to the very popular R statistical computing software. This will make it much easier for users to discover and install SPRINT and gain from the fast processing of larger data sets that it can provide.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | 09:27
Getting young people interested in science, hopefully with a long term view to getting them involved in future science or science-influenced careers, is an important part of doing public outreach. EPCC has being doing this for a little while now, but we are still finding our feet. A lot of our contacts with schools come through personal contacts or connections with children in the school. St Marys Primary, which my eldest niece attends, was keen to have family members of pupils talk about what they do and the subjects they are involved with in a 'Skills for the Future' week. This was a great opportunity to help the school using some of the exhibits we have already got and some new activities being worked on.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | 14:42
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | 14:23
Explorathon (also known as European Researcher’s Night Scotland) was a one-day public outreach event showing some of the work funded by the European Commission in Scotland.
EPCC staff working on European projects Adept and CRESTA joined other researchers from Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh universities in explaining their research to 700 people at Dynamic Earth here in Edinburgh.
Posted: 7 Oct 2014 | 13:14