- New Microneedle Platform Technology
- 5th UK & Ireland FOAM/OpenFOAM User Day
- Science Apprentice
- Neograft Teams with CÚRAM Research Group
- Ciara Giles Doran won a silver medal at SSRA16
- Fengzhou Fang
- Dr Peter Theobald will present research on novel material structures
- Image Guided Navigation in Airways - Monday 18th April, 1pm, room 204
- MME PhD takes pride of place in UCD's Women's GAA
- Traumatic Brain Injury seminar - Monday 7th March, room 204
- Industrial giant Bekaert launches University Technology Centre in UCD
- Engineers Journal to run series of articles from UCD
- 5th year student braves dragons on Hackathon winning team
- PhD student, Kevin Doherty, wins the IOM3 World Lecture Competition.
- UCD students win ESB Engineering Challenge…again!
- UCD getting ready for launch – MASER 13 rocket featured on SSW
- Presenting in the Dragon’s Den – Barry Brophy meets Bobby Kerr
- UCD to take lead on European Space Agency project
- Biomedical Engineering awarded EU funding for diabetes research.
Science Apprentice - How do we reach kids with stories about Irish STEM research?
Thursday, 27 October, 2016
This year University College Dublin and partners are creating a series of children’s books that will highlight the diversity of STEM in Ireland. Each book has a specific theme that explores research and industry activity nationwide. A team of STEM pedagogy experts along with mathematicians, geologists, computer scientists, astrophysists, R & D managers, engineers, food scientists and more will contribute to the series that will be circulated free with the Irish Independent.
This weekend's Space Edition.
Each book will focus on people who work in these areas and the research they undertake in both HEI’s and industry settings. Children from five schools across the country will collaborate on the series, joining a programme of workshops and field trips with a team of scientists, engineers, artists and facilitators; they will help devise the content while getting to grips with scientific concepts through exploration and discovery.
The objective of this project is to engage with children and adults through a series of books that will enhance understanding and relevance of STEM to our everyday lives. The Irish public are willing and want to find out more about science related topics however the recent SFI Science in Ireland Barometer found that many feel ill-equipped to do so (SFI Publication). The Science Apprentice project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and supported by the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI).
The books will come free with the Irish Independent over five Saturdays from 29th October 2016 and will be distributed nationwide.