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            Multiple Award Success for QMES in QMUL Educational Awards:

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Many congratulations to our colleagues Faith Nightingale, Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Gabriel Cavalli and Andrew Spowage for receiving prestigious Educational Awards in QMUL.

Faith Nightingale received an Education Excellence Award for her work on creating a unique materials library with the second-year students in the Queen Mary Engineering School (QMES) and embedding this work in the Personal Development Planning curriculum that she leads.

Faith Nightingale and Maria Romero-Gonzalez, jointly with QMUL colleagues from the Nanchang University-QMUL Biomedical Sciences Programme were further recognised with another Education Excellence Award for their Common Ground Project. This project promoted collaboration of QMES and Nanchang students by creating videos that focused on materials for biomedical applications. You can see the winning videos here: https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/china/ictl/event/event1/

 

Finally, Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Andrew Spowage and Gabriel Cavalli, jointly with their London colleague, Folashade Akinmolayan-Taiwo, won the very prestigious President and Principal's Prize at the Queen Mary Education Excellence Awards.

This award recognizes the hard work and crucial leadership the team offered towards developing and delivering Teaching and Learning activities to support staff - which were instrumental in response to the QMUL coronavirus pandemic.

QMUL President, Prof. Colin Bailey, also highlighted how the impact of their work has transcended their school and even the university, with the team invited to present at key events such as the 2020 AdvanceHE Online Curriculum symposium.

Well done to the QMES team!


Building Communication Skills Across Materials and Biomedical Science

ICTL材料与生物医学跨学科交际能力项目

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2019年10月,在西北工业大学伦敦玛丽女王大学工程学院国际教学研究中心(ICTL)的大力支持下,来自伦敦玛丽女王大学语言、语言学和电影学院的Faith Nightingale(玛丽女王工程学院《个人发展规划1&2&3》课程负责人)与来自工程与材料科学学院的Maria Romero-Gonzalez(玛丽女王工程学院《材料学1&2》课程负责人)共同发起了一场跨学科交际能力训练项目,以期帮助学生搭建一个平台,来探索研究生物医学材料在生活中的应用。项目一经发布便吸引了学院各年级学生的踊跃参与,学生自由组合了十多个参赛小组。在两位老师的指导下,小组成员寻找感兴趣的生物医学材料并对其进行深入调研。最终,参赛小组需将自己的研究成果制作成视频作品,与来自南昌大学玛丽女王学院学生的视频作品进行交流互动。

然而一场突如其来的新冠疫情给项目的推进带来了不小困难,同学们无法按原计划返校,亦无法与对方院校学生进行互访。但即便如此,同学们通过各类网络交流平台,依然积极地开展项目研究。经过6个多月的准备,最终有5个小组的作品成功突围,获得决赛参赛资格。

决赛于2020年6月11日通过腾讯会议进行直播。会上,进入决赛的5组同学将各自精心制作的材料视频,分别进行播放,再由入会老师、同学投票选出最受欢迎的视频。作为评委之一的执行副院长Andy Bushby教授表示,这些视频质量很高,内容专业详实,配音流畅,是非常棒的作品!

经过此次项目锻炼,参赛同学们的时间管理能力、小组合作能力得到了提升,同时与成员之间的沟通技巧也进一步得到了锤炼。值得一提的是,生物医学材料领域为玛丽女王工程学院双学位硕士的研究方向之一,并不是本科阶段的专业核心。但相关知识在学生平时的本科课程中有所涉及,并且在学生大二年级的《个人发展规划2》课程之“材料图书馆(Materials Library)”项目中,不少同学出于兴趣,已经对某些生物医学材料进行过研究分析,相关研究成果也在学院的“材料图书馆”中展出,方便大家交流学习。学生们在此基础上,深入研究,引申拓展,制作出了知识更专业、内容更完善、质量更上乘的作品。作为课程负责人,Faith Nightingale对学生们的知识迁移和学以致用的能力给予了充分肯定,并鼓励大家继续将在《个人发展规划》课程中获得的技能运用到学习科研的其他方面。

 

Follow the link, below, to view the top videos.

作品可通过如下链接查看:内容包括新兴骨修复材料、骨支架复合材料、人造器官新材料……

视频链接https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/china/ictl/event/event1/video/

 

内容来源/于欣雨、范峻丞、于川

编辑/李阳阳、齐玥

审核/孔杰