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Looking forward to welcoming the classes of 57 and 67 to UCD (Golden and Diamond Jubilee Reunion Celebration on the 15th September 2017)

The Golden and Diamond Jubilee Reunion Celebration for the graduating classes of 1957 and 1967 will take place in O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. A wonderful day is planned to commemorate the jubilee reunion; refreshments, lunch a commemorative presentation by the President of UCD, Prof. Andrew J Deeks. Academic robes will be provided for the ceremony...

Natural Computing Research and Applications Group researchers win the 2017 Bronze Award for Human-competitive Artificial Intelligence

Natural Computing Research and Applications Group researchers win the Bronze Award for Human-competitive Artificial Intelligence for their work on "Automatic Innovative Truss Design with Grammatical Evolution" at the HUMIES Awards held at ACM GECCO in Berlin this week. The work formed the basis for civil engineering postgrad Dr Michael Fenton's PhD and was undertaken in collaboration with ....

Tiernan Byrne Medal at UCD Awards Ceremony on 3-Mar-2017

The School of Civil Engineering are delighted that the inaugural award of the Tiernan Byrne Medal was made at the recent UCD Awards Day Ceremony in the O’Reilly Hall. The award was made to John Fleming, in recognition of his outstanding performance in geotechnical engineering.

Successful EC - European Regional Development Fund and UCD project entitled ACCLIMATIZE

A €6.7 million EU-backed initiative to combat the effects of pollution on bathing waters in Wales and Ireland has been announced by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM. The Acclimatize project will focus on bathing waters in Dublin Bay and Cemaes Bay in Anglesey and develop models that integrate urban and ...

Seeking to encourage girls in civil engineering

Dr. Aoife Ahern and UCD researchers talked about civil engineering to approximately 250 girls aged 7 to 12 years at Mount Anville Montessori Junior School on Monday 13rd February 2017. The four main branches of Civil Engineering were discussed: transport and water were covered by Dr. Ahern, and structures and materials were presented by PhD students with research in those fields.

UCD-TRUSS ITN at Willow Park Junior School in Science Week 2016

Science Week Ireland is an annual event with the purpose of making science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike. It highlights how science, technology and engineering are hugely relevant to us all in our everyday lives, lead to interesting and exciting career options and develop creativity in our children (source: