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1:1 Built Structures: the radical pedagogy of designing-by-making for undergraduate architectural education

Supervisor: Dr Carolina Vasilikou

School: School of the Built Environment
Department: Architecture

The project aims to review the learning objectives and outcomes of incorporating designing-by-making techniques for undergraduate architecture students. Based on the Built Structure projects that are incorporated into the curriculum of the School of Architecture for part two students, this study investigates the pedagogical value of making in enhancing the skills of the designer in three areas: experimental form-finding, collaboration and construction techniques.

2 x internships: Digital Discovery – Putting Cyclamen on the web

Supervisor: Alastair Culham

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The University of Reading Herbarium (RNG) holds the collections of the Cyclamen Society expeditions dating back to 1987. Last year students started cataloguing these. This year we hope to move the collections into a digital format through databasing and imaging. You will join the herbarium, part of an international network of preserved plant collections to help image curation and science outreach. You will be encouraged to publicise work using the Herbarium Social media account.

3 x internships: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research

Supervisor: Prof Jon Gibbins

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

In these projects we will explore the the fundament processes that determine the development of cardiovascular diseases, and the metabolic conditions from which these frequently develop. Opportunities will be available within ICMR laboratories that range from cell and molecular biology and physiology, though to human studies of disease development.

3D modeling of medieval sites and tombstones

Supervisor: Dr Saša Čaval

School: School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science
Department: Archaeology

This placement will investigate the regional phenomenon of stećci, the medieval tombstones, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (12th – 16th C) through the digital modeling of 3D images of the monuments and sites.

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to a Novel Biological Problem – data analysis and modelling

Supervisor: Shirley J Keeton

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

Data analysis and modelling of data for a multi-disciplinary grant application to support an innovative approach to a current biological problem as part of a Royal Society funded project to change our approach to research.

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to a Novel Biological Problem – data generation

Supervisor: Shirley J Keeton

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

Generation of data for a multi-disciplinary grant application to support an innovative approach to a current biological problem as part of a Royal Society funded project to change our approach to research.

A Tale of Two Properties

Supervisor: Henry Russell

School: Henley Business School
Department: Real Estate & Planning

Archival and documentary research of two historic buildings now in private sector led commercial use. The project will form part of a proposed larger research project, evaluating the impact of private sector led commercial uses on historic buildings.

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