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Irish researchers win first prize in global 3D printing competition

(Dublin, 14th November) A team of Irish researchers has won first prize in a global competition for industrial 3D printing. The team – comprising UCD-based researchers in I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing – scooped a prize worth USD10,000 for their project: the design and print of a disposable 3D printed reactor. The polymer reactor can be used to controllably mix chemical precursors used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical agents.

Science Foundation Ireland 2018 Science Awards recognise key leaders in the Irish Research Community

The winners of the prestigious 2018 Science Foundation Ireland Awards were revealed at the annual SFI Science Summit on November 12th. Joined by over 350 leading members of the Irish research community, Science Foundation Ireland is celebrating their researchers’ contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

John Carey is announced as the 2018 UCD Alumni Award Winner in Engineering & Architecture

Thank you to all the Schools and individuals who submitted a nomination this year. The competition was strong across all 10 categories and John Carey was chosen as the Engineering and Architecture awardee. John was presented with this prestigious award at the Alumni Awards Ceremony in the O’Reilly Hall, 9 November 2018.

Intel awards bursaries and employee mentors to 16 UCD graduate students

Intel has reconfirmed its strategic partnership with University College Dublin awarding bursaries to sixteen graduate students in Science, Engineering and related fields.
Alongside €3000 to support their academic studies, each awardee will be linked with an Intel employee mentor to provide them with guidance and advice on career development.

Children encouraged to delve into STEM as Science Apprentice series returns

Irish school children have helped created a new book series aimed at encouraging a new generation of budding scientists.
The Science Apprentice series returns this month; offering readers of all ages the chance to delve into the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Dr Nicky Bertollo wins the 2018 UCD Allergan Innovation award for novel medical device design

Dr Nicky Bertollo has won the 2018 UCD Allergan Innovation Award in recognition of the innovative potential within his research to develop a new microneedle patch design to improve drug and vaccine delivery via the skin.