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Rocket car derby

Dr Geoffrey Parks | 01 March 2008

Rocket car derby was a hands-on activity in which families designed, built and tested a rocket-powered car. Rocket car derby was held on 15 march as part of the cambridge science festival 2008. The activity was designed for children aged 7-13 and was ...

Crane construction challenge

Dr Geoffrey Parks | 01 March 2007

The crane construction challenge was a hands-on activity in which family teams designed, built and tested a crane using a simple kit. The crane construction challenge was held on 17 march as part of the cambridge science festival 2007. The activity w ...

Intellectual leadership of knowledge exchange in 'big science' research networks

Professor Chris Mabey | Management & Business Studies | 01 October 2009

This project will investigate the ways in which intellectual leadership is exercised in the creation and dissemination of knowledge within one 'big science' project. The non-heirarchical, cross-disciplinary, multi-agency and networked nature of the a ...

The nuclear engineer: shaping a profession

Professor Sean Johnston | Science and Technology Studies | 15 August 2007

The nuclear engineer emerged as a new kind of technical specialist in the late 1940s in response to government initiatives around the world to develop atomic energy.  the identity of these specialists – forming an unusually closed, state-allied ...

Tissue engineering: risk, regulation and evidence of an innovative technology

Dr Ingrid Geesink | Interdisciplinary Studies | 01 September 2006

Tissue engineering is an emerging biomedical innovation surrounded by potentiality and risk. Based on documentary analysis and expert interviews, this postdoctoral fellowship builds upon phd research, discussing constructions of risk according to mai ...

An evaluation of uk engineering strikes between 1920 and 1970

Professor Robert Hart | Economic & Social History | 01 July 2006

The engineering employers federation systematically recorded and summarised detailed payroll statistics of its member firms between 1914 and 1970. Membership ranged from 2440 firms employing 700,000 workers in 1920 to 4734 firms employing 1,400,000 i ...

Mapping the dynamics of emerging technologies

Dr Michael Hopkins | Science and Technology Studies | 01 October 2011

This proposal aims to deepen our understanding of how new technologies emerge. Technologies are developed in distributed epistemic networks that align and misalign to varying degrees. In the case of emergent fields, desirable technological developmen ...

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