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UCD Graduate Sport ScholarshipUCD Sport Graduate Scholarship

The UCD Sport Graduate Scholarship (SGS) is a new scholarship programme specifically for students who are competing and succeeding at the highest sporting level – nationally and internationally - while simultaneously completing a post graduate programme at UCD*. The successful applicants will be know as “UCD Graduate Sports Scholars.”

 

Science for Schools in Professor Emma Teeling’s bat labScience for Schools in Professor Emma Teeling’s bat lab

Science for Schools is a research experience for secondary school teachers. For four weeks this summer, teachers Olivia Derwin and Clare Lamont have joined UCD’s Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Mammalian Phylogenetics.They are blogging about their experience in Teeling’s lab, highlighting really goes on in science labs at UCD.

 

Cindy Cummings TEDxUCD 2014 performance: The Intelligence of the BodyTEDxUCD 2014 Talks

Among those who took part in TEDxUCD 2014 was Cindy Cummings, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning dance artist and a UCD Science 2014: Artist in Residence and Dr Niamh O’Sullivan, a lecturer in neuroscience and genetics in the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science...

 

The pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus). Images credit: Ruth CardenPygmy shrew population in Ireland threatened by invasion of greater white-toothed shrew

An invading species of shrew first discovered in Ireland in the pellets of barn owls and kestrels in 2007 is spreading across the landscape at a rate of more than five kilometres a year, according to findings published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE... Pictured above is the pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus). Image credit: Ruth Carden.

 

A new look at the solid-liquid interfaceA new look at the solid-liquid interface

Interesting things happen at interfaces, and when solids meet liquids it is no exception. Understanding the complex phenomena that take place at this 'solid-liquid' interface could give us important clues about how to build better medical devices and longer-lasting batteries, but to date it has been difficult to get a handle on how chemical ions in the solution behave at this crucial juncture. Until now, that is. Liam Collins explains...

 

Dr Andrew Parnell: Bringing certainty to an uncertain worldBringing certainty to an uncertain world

Few things in life are certain. Yet we rely on accurate information to cope with climate change or to predict the course of a disease. That’s why Dr Andrew Parnell is using statistics to get a better handle on uncertainty, particularly in understanding climate change and cancer, and he is getting some startling results...

 

Judging Panel Members Luciana Herda and Fiona Sweeney checking pupils' postersUCD Science Study Abroad Poster Presentation

During the Spring semester 2014 students from Universities across the US including Notre Dame, George Washington University, North Eastern University and St Mary’s College Maryland as well as Science Without Borders Students from Universidade Federal do Ceara, Universidade do Sao Paolo and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte completed the "Introduction to Research" module....

 

Exploring the benefits of death in plantsExploring the benefits of death in plants

It’s a macabre thought, but death is a part of life. Dr Paul McCabe is looking to understand how ‘programmed cell death’ is controlled in plants, with a view to better management of infection or stress...

 

Judging Panel Members Luciana Herda and Fiona Sweeney checking pupils' postersBoyle Higgins Gold Medal for UCD Chemist

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to chemistry, UCD’s Professor Pat Guiry has been awarded the Boyle Higgins Gold Medal by the Institute of Chemistry in Ireland. The medal was inaugurated in 1985 to encourage the advancement of chemistry in Ireland. It recognises research work carried out...

 

Judging Panel Members Luciana Herda and Fiona Sweeney checking pupils' postersFuture Scientist Closing Ceremony

Students from St. John’s College, De La Salle, Ballyfermot and Caritas College, Ballyfermot attended the closing celebration of the Future Scientist programme in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science on 26 March 2014....

 

Spinning new solutions with magnetismSpinning new solutions with magnetism

Dr Grace Morgan is looking to harness the atoms of metallic elements, where the spin of the electrons determines their magnetic properties. And by cleverly engineering transition metals, she is opening up new possibilities...

 

Study Abroad students with Associate Dean for Associate Dean for Study Abroad Dr Tadhg Ó CróinínStudy Abroad students get a taste of research life at UCD

The Introduction to Research module gives students spending time at UCD on the Study Abroad programme the opportunity to flex their muscles in the lab...

 

Joined up speaking: cognitive science of joint speechJoined up speaking: cognitive science of joint speech

Despite its universality, longevity and deep integration into situations of great importance - including worship, protest and educational practices - speaking in unison has been the subject of little or no scientific research to date. It’s a blind spot that cognitive scientist Dr Fred Cummins has been working to address...

 

UCD Access Centre Future Scientist in UCD O'Brien Centre for ScienceUCD Access Centre Future Scientist Event in UCD O'Brien Centre for Science

Almost 50 students from St. John’s College, De La Salle, Ballyfermot and Caritas College, Ballyfermot attended the Future Scientist event in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science on 26 March 2014.

 

Dr Kay Nolan. Can dog genetics provide new leads for human disease?Can dog genetics provide new leads for human disease?

The dog might be man’s best friend, but could canine genes also be a friend to genetic research? Thoroughbreds can offer a relatively clean canvas to go looking for genes that are linked with disease, explains Dr Kay Nolan...

 

Paulina Szklanna and President Michael D HigginsPresident Michael D. Higgins launches student Ethics Initiative at UCD

President Michael D. Higgins visited UCD on February 20 to meet students and to attend the launch of the first student event of The President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative.

 

Dr Patricia Maguire, Who wants to be a biomedical scientist?Who wants to be a biomedical scientist?

If you were on the quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire and you had to choose what subject to study at college, would you know whether to click a, b, c or d? When you have to make a choice like that, it helps to have a good foundation in the options. So for first-year (Stage 1) students, an introductory module on biomedical science offers just that... with a bit of game-show interaction thrown in. Dr Patricia Maguire explains...

 

EU consortium to develop treatments for irreversible blindnessEU consortium to develop treatments for irreversible blindness

A new European research consortium is, for the first time, exchanging cross-European industry and academic expertise in the development of drugs with the potential to treat ocular (eye) diseases that might otherwise lead to blindness.

 

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) at UCD College of ScienceWhen students learn from students

If there’s a problem to be tackled, many heads are often better than one. And, thanks to the Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) programme in UCD, first-year chemistry students can now get their heads together in constructive, guided study sessions to tackle the more challenging parts of the course. Dr Kathy O'Boyle explains...

 

UCD College of Science Artists in ResidenceThree artists selected for UCD Science: Artists in Residence 2014

Cindy Cummings, Sofie Loscher, and David Stalling have been selected for the UCD Science: Artists in Residence 2014.The three artists announced for the UCD Science: Artists in Residence 2014 were selected from over 60 applications. The selection panel chose the artists in light of the artists’ proposals, their work to date...

 

UCD Science Research Showcase - Science everyone can understandUCD Science Research Showcase - Science everyone can understand

On Tuesday 20 November 2012 the UCD College of Science welcomed academics, funding agency representatives and members of the public to the launch of the UCD Science Research Showcase. This publication aims to engage with a wider audience by sharing some highlights of work undertaken in the College.

 

 

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