College of Science News
The College of Sciences and Health welcomed 200 Chinese students, currently studying in Ireland, to the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) 'Way to Success' event on Saturday 16th March 2013. The event was held in Gleeson Theatre, Kevin Street. Professor Michael Devereux, Dean of the College of Sciences and Health, welcomed the CSSA and the invited speakers to DIT and spoke of the collaborations which exist between DIT and China. For more information on this event please click here
Science Open Day 2013:
The annual Science Open Day takes place at the DIT Kevin Street campus from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, 23rd March 2013.
All CAO applicants, as well as their parents and teachers, are very welcome to attend. The purpose of the day is to help Leaving Cert. students to make an informed decision on their final CAO choice, especially when considering the following areas:
Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Food Science, Mathematics, Optometry and Physics.
There will be opportunities to meet staff and students from our progressive and career-oriented Science and Technology courses. Tours of the facilities on campus (both educational and recreational) will also be available.
The staff and students of the DIT College of Sciences and Health look forward to meeting you on the day.
Please see www.dit.ie/science if you would like to access information on our courses.
The first of 15 regional SciFest science fairs took place on Thursday 22nd March 2013 at Dublin Institute of Technology, where over 70 science projects were displayed from schools all over the county.
SciFest 2013@DIT featured a range of scientific discoveries and explorations. The five second rule was put to the test, radioactive material found in North County Dublin seaweed was investigated as was the effect of schoolbags on the spine and whether smiling is contagious.
The top prize on the day went to 5th year student Tom McDonald from Skerries Community College with his project ‘Coastal erosion in Skerries’, which examined coastal erosion and deposition over a period of two years on his local beach in Skerries. He discovered that the beach profile changes seasonally due to wave and wind action experienced. Tom will go on to compete at the national final in November.
For more information about SciFest see here.
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