All posts by Hannah McGowan

The new home of of Computer Science at University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln recently invested £28m to create the Isaac Newton Building – the new home for our School of Computer Science. We join the Schools of Engineering and Maths & Physics in this stunning new setting.

The new building is named after one of Lincolnshire’s greatest sons, Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP, who was born at Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham.

Current students entered a competition set by the University, which was to create a piece of art for the large signature wall in the Isaac Newton Building. Over 30 entries were received from seven different schools across the University representing a wide range of disciplines.

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The large scale artwork is now in-situ

The judging panel deliberated hard, finally selecting an entry created by level one Creative Advertising students Amelia Eddershaw and Orlagh Smith as the winning piece. The judges felt their submission had interpreted the brief creatively and in doing so had presented a dynamic, engaging piece with the high level of impact that the panel was looking for.

The artwork is visible to people making their way to the University from Tritton Road.

This artwork competition has clearly demonstrated the impressive talent available in the University of Lincoln student community and the competition organisers and judging panel would like to extend thanks to all those who took part. An exhibition of the best entries will be on display in the University Library from April 2017.

24 Hour Virtual Reality Hackathon

Students and staff alike enjoyed a 24 hour Virtual Reality Hack which took place at 12pm on Saturday 11th February.

The aim of the event was for students to create and develop software systems as well as being given the chance to test and try out state-of-the-art VR equipment.

The Hackathon started with the theme announcement, “Revolution with modifiers including: no hands, second person perspective , 360 and non-human.”

Attendees from MASS and Siemens came to present a ‘Choice’ award to students along with prizes, which included Amazon vouchers, a Virtual Reality headset and a drone.

The award winners:

Most Technical Award” – Andrew Cardwell and Marlon Gillium

“Most Polished Award” - Saif Al-Atrash

Best Use of Theme Award” – Team ‘Wii tried’

Most Complete Game” – Team ‘Glorious Russian Hackers’

“The Siemens Choice Award” – Liam Mason

The MASS Choice Award” – Saif Al-Atrash

“The Mass Choice Award” – Andrew Cardwell and Marlon Gillium

Thank you to all students, staff and our guests from MASS and Siemens for making it such an enjoyable event.