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The Irish Laboratory Awards 2020

Launched in 2013, the Irish Laboratory Awards recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of those working in the laboratories across Ireland at this year's awards ceremony.

UCD volunteers use 3D printing to produce PPE for front-line COVID-19 medical staff

A group of UCD researchers and engineers have produced 600 face shields to be used by front-line medical staff working on Covid-19 using the University's advanced manufacturing research facility. Using their expertise in 3D printing, a group of engineering volunteers have been working with colleagues in I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing based at UCD, to provide the much Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

UCD engineer leads Irish efforts in global race to build ventilators

The hunt to source more ventilators has become a major obstacle in the fight against Covid-19, and as many work on creating open-source versions of the much-needed medical device a UCD-led team have created several prototypes using 3D-printed parts and inexpensive components.

UCD-based Inventors Help Create Ingenious Solutions to Everyday Problems for Extraordinary People on Big Life Fix

A brand new RTÉ series, BIG LIFE FIX, which commences tonight on RTÉ 1, challenges a group of 'fixers' - leading designers, engineers, computer programmers and technology experts, including two from University College Dublin (UCD), to create inventions that will transform people's lives.

Arup UCD Engineering scholarships 2019

Multinational engineering consultancy, Arup, has awarded 2019 scholarships to two UCD Master of Engineering students. Applications were sought from students entering the first year of the ME Electrical Energy Engineering, ME Mechanical Engineering, and ME Engineering with Business programmes. The 2019 winners were Dean Krutov, ME Electrical Energy Engineering, and Paul McGoldrick, ME Engineering with Business. The students were presented with their scholarship awards by Arup representatives John Leahy, Luke Stewart, and Seyma Dogan in UCD University Club on Monday 24th February 2020.

Students celebrate victory at the ‘Shaping Your Future’ 3D printing innovation challenge

Transition Year students from Loreto College, Mullingar have been named the winners of the ‘Shaping Your Future’ 3D printing innovation challenge. More than 100 students from four Midlands schools have been competing in the ‘Shaping Your Future’ programme since September, run in partnership by I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing at University College Dublin, and IMR, a Mullingar-based manufacturing research centre. The programme is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Discover call.