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Apply for a Studentship Award to support your MSc studies

Apply for a Studentship Award to support your MSc studies

The British Hydrological Society, JBA Trust and the Environment Agency are delighted to announce that the MSc Studentship Award Scheme is now open for applications, for courses starting in Autumn 2020.

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University student work placement with JBA Trust

University student work placement with JBA Trust

Kiera Waters recently joined JBA Trust for a 3 month work placement as part of her BSc Geography and Environmental Mathematics course at the University of Leeds.

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Supporting STEM learning for primary pupils

Supporting STEM learning for primary pupils

As part of British Science Week, we’ve been supporting events that raise awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

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Inspiring STEM careers

Inspiring STEM careers

Colleagues from JBA Consulting demonstrated the JBA Trust mini flume at Tadcaster Grammar School careers fair on Wednesday 10th March.

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Augmented Reality Sandbox training day at WWT Slimbridge

Augmented Reality Sandbox training day at WWT Slimbridge

We were pleased to provide Augmented Reality Sandbox training for staff and volunteers at WWT Slimbridge on Thursday 13th February.

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Improving fish pass design with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and behavioural models of eel movement

Improving fish pass design with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and behavioural models of eel movement

Tom Padgett is nearing the end of his PhD research, sponsored by JBA Trust, and recently published results from his research in the Royal Society Open Science Journal. Tom used the flexibility of computational modelling to test different eel tiles under several different conditions and eel life stages. Overall, passage efficiency decreases with increasing flow and steeper installation angles; it increases as elvers get larger, and older.

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Primary pupils learn about rivers and flooding

Primary pupils learn about rivers and flooding

JBA Trust supported the Key Stage 2 geography curriculum at Cullingworth Village Primary School near Keighley on Thursday 30th January.

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Interactive geography day for secondary school pupils

Interactive geography day for secondary school pupils

On Thursday 16th January, JBA Trust and the University of Nottingham delivered an ‘Interactive Geography Day’ for 120 Year 8 pupils at Ermysted’s Grammar School in Skipton.

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Sectional hydraulic flume

Sectional hydraulic flume

This interactive visualisation tool shows how topography affects ‘virtual’ water moving through a catchment. Participants can shape real sand to create their own catchments which are then augmented in real time by a projector to show a coloured elevation map, contour lines and water flow to explore how changes in land use affect flooding.

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Sixth form students learn about flood risk management

Sixth form students learn about flood risk management

On Friday 9th December sixth form students from Priestley College in Warrington visited their local Environment Agency office to learn about flood risk management. JBA Trust supported the event by providing demonstrations of our augmented reality sandbox.

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