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S-Lab 2014 Awards

RECOGNISING LABORATORY EXCELLENCE

Winners of the 2014 Awards will be announced at a Gala Dinner on the 1 September 

Lewis DartnellThe S-Lab Awards Dinner will feature Lewis Dartnell, UK Space Agency Research Fellow & STFC Science in Society Fellow at the University of Leicester, and author of the best selling book 'The Knowledge'. This is a guide to the science and technology that underlies modern life, given piquancy by imagining the need to recreate it from scratch in the event of global catastrophe such as a large meteor impact. Lewis's engaging after dinner presentation will describe how to build a working laboratory from scratch, and he'll also run a 'science survivalist quiz' for attendees.  It will be a fun evening and a great networking event.

Details of the shortlisted applications for 2014 are below. 

  • The Awards scheme, recognises excellence in laboratory design, operation and management in all sectors that creates improved performance whilst maintaining – and ideally enhancing - safety and sustainability.
  • The Awards have broadened their initial focus on environment-related topics and so almost all laboratory-related activities, innovations etc. were eligible.
  • Applications were sought from all kinds of laboratories, including those in the Government and private sectors, in any country.

A key aim of the S-Lab Awards is to create and publicise as many examples of good practice and innovation as possible. We do this through our Awards Report, presentations at the Conference and other means.  

BOOKING FOR THE GALA DINNER IS NOW OPEN BELOW

NB if you require an invoice for booking do not use the table below  - please contact wendymason@istonline.org.uk directly for a booking and invoice sheet.

Short Listed Entries for the Stage 2 of the 2014 Awards (a full listing with short titles can be downloaded below)

Details of our 2012 and 2013 Awards can be found on our Legacy page.

NEW LABORATORIES - RESEARCH

Aston University - European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)

Cardiff University - The Hadyn Ellis Building

MRC - Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Newcastle University - Institute of Neurosciences Extension

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, USA - Research Tower

Singapore National Research Foundation - Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

University of California, Berkeley, USA – Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences

University of Edinburgh – Roslin Institute

University of Hull – Allam Buildings. 

NEW LABORATORIES - MIXED USE AND TEACHING

Blackfeet Community College, USA – Math/Science Building

Coventry University - The Engineering and Computing Building

John Hopkins University, USA - Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories

University of Bradford – STEM Centre

University of Cambridge - Materials Science and Metallurgy Building

The University of Scranton, USA - The Loyola Science Centre

REFURBISHED LABORATORIES

Anglia Ruskin University – Multi-functional Science Teaching Laboratory

Cardiff University - Electrical and Integrated Engineering Teaching Laboratory

University of Auckland, New Zealand – Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories 

University of Surrey - The Joseph Kenyon Laboratory

University of Sussex – School of Life Sciences Laboratories

York St John University – Psychology Laboratory Suite

LABORATORY EFFECTIVENESS

Centre for Disease Control, USA – Laboratory Freezer Challenge

Queen’s University Belfast – Chemical and Equipment Database

Spirogen – Effective Use of Equipment and Space

University College London - Chemical and Equipment Database

University of Aberdeen – Promoting Laboratory Efficiency and Sustainability

University of Minnesota, USA – A Lean and Green Research and Diagnostic Laboratory

University of Sheffield - Professional Technician Training Programme

LABORATORY ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT

Agilent – Helium Recovery System

King’s College London – Reducing Cold Storage and Equipment Energy Consumption.

Lancaster University – Improved Clinical Waste Management

University of Cambridge – Innovative Ventilation in the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre

University of Leeds – Environmental Improvements in the Priestley Teaching Laboratory

University of Southampton – Wind Responsive Fume Extract

University of Warwick – Reducing Energy Consumption in the Department of Chemistry

THE VIRTUAL LABORATORY – DATA AND INFORMATICS

King’s College London - A Modular LDMS-style Database

Re-Base - A Web-based Database Supporting Scientific Research

University of Hertfordshire - Smart Systems Laboratory

West Middlesex University Hospital – An Integrated Approach to Clinical Data 

THE VIRTUAL LABORATORY – LEARNING

La Trobe University, Australia - Supporting Remote Laboratory Learning

Loughborough University – Remote Control of Engineering Equipment

Open University of Catalonia, Spain – Practical Experimentation in Online Learning

University of East Anglia – Twitter in Chemistry Laboratories

LABORATORY-RELATED TEACHING AND LEARNING

Massey University, New Zealand – Flexible Use of Teaching Laboratories

Open Science Training Initiative – Enhancing Research Quality and Reproducibility

University of Edinburgh – Improving Science Confidence of Student Teachers

University of York - Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Queen’s University Belfast – Student Based Green Lab Teams

University of Derby – Ceri Heldrich

University of Edinburgh – Chancellor’s Building Environmental Improvement Team

University of Nottingham - Technical Focus Group

University of Sheffield – Richard Wilkinson

NEW PRODUCT

Analox - O2NE+ Oxygen Depletion Monitor

Bangor University – The CO2 Laboratory

Stirling Ultracold - Stirling Engine Cooled Freezer

University of Southampton – StarStream Technology

University of Strathclyde – ULab

Vacuubrand – Fluid Aspiration Pumping System for Biological Media

 

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