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Engineering with Management graduates win 2016 Universal Design Grand Challenge Award

5 Jul 2016 - Robbie Fryers, a 2014 graduate of the Engineering with Management programme received the people's choice award on behalf of himself and Talita Holzer-Saad for their product "WayFinder" which is a navigational aid that makes safe, independent travel a possibility for all its users - including pre-teens, the elderly and those with an intellectual disability. The awards are an initiative of the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority, supported by Enterprise Ireland, and the people's choice award is voted for on the night by the audience from those projects shortlisted by a panel of judges. Read more...

Engineers Week at Trinity College Dublin

19 Feb 2015 - Primary schools from the wider Dublin area were invited to travel to Trinity College Dublin for an event in the Printing House Hall. Students were given the chance to get some hands-on engineering experience by building simple gadgets out of low-cost materials. A particular favourite was the doodle bots which were made out of markers and coffee cups. Students also got a demonstration of the research activity going on within the School, namely, a thermal imaging camera showed how temperature can be visualized on screen. Students were amazed and intrigued by the various robots on display, designed and built at TCD by the robotics group.

A New Year and almost halfway through this year's Innovation projects

5 Jan 2015 - As semester one is over and 2015 is here, our 4th year students have just folder their directors chairs away - their mid-term progress videos for 4E5 (Innovation in Product Development) complete. Each team was tasked with making a short video highlighting some aspects of their work to date, and designed to reach out to interested parties such as future students.

Robbie the Robot Team Wins 2014 Technological Innovation Award

24 Nov 2014 - A team of staff and students from Trinity College Dublin's School of Engineering was awarded the 2014 Technological Innovation Award for designing a prototype robot to help a teenager born without limbs carry out everyday tasks. The award was received at the annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards.

The Trinity team created the domestic assistant robot (popularly known as 'Robbie') after they were inspired by a request from Cork teenager Joanne O'Riordan, who suffers from the rare condition of Total Amelia, for someone to build her just such a robot that would help her to lead a normal life.

4E5 Students Make Paper Vehicles

6 Nov 2014 - Each team was asked to make a short video about the paper bike process. The paper bike challenge involves building a 'vehicle' (the term can be interpreted very liberally!) that can accommodate a person, keeping them at least 15 cm from the ground at any stage, and which is powered/driven by another person. The vehicle must then navigate a short course, at the end of which is a bucket full of plastic balls. The team must retrieve this, without either member directly touching the bucket or balls, and bring it back to base. At this point, the team members must swap positions, within a 30 second window, before repeating the process. The team which completes the course fastest is the winner - with a time penalty applied for any dropped balls.

The purpose of the exercise to get familiar with concepts used in this course - such as critical function and critical experience prototypes, as well as developing teamwork and communication skills.

More information is available here on the student blog here.

Discover Research Dublin 'Smart World/Full Life'

2 Oct 2014 - On Friday 26th September, Trinity opened its doors to the public for the 'Discover Research' event which offered the general public a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the world of research – and researcher. Over 50 free, exciting, and interactive events and demonstrations took place in and around central Dublin, with Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, officially launching the event on the Dining Hall Steps, Trinity College Dublin, with Professor of Comparative Immunology, Cliona O'Farrelly, who fronted the bid for Trinity to host this EU-wide initiative.Discover Research Dublin showcased what researchers really do and why research matters. Exploring abstract and practical questions through a variety of unique digital and traditional formats including interactive installations, apps and social media, debates, digital archives, tours, presentations and photography, Discover Research Dublin featured something for everyone.

More information is available here.

Trinity Students win at the 31st International Manufacturing Conference

22 Sep 2014 - The 31st International Manufacturing Conference took place at Cork Institute of Technology on the 4th and 5th September 2014. Trinity College was well-represented at this conference with TCD students bringing home two prizes: first place and runner up.

More information is available here.

Trinity College-Stanford Design collaboration

4 June 2014 - Following from last year's collaboration, where a team of Trinity students collaborated on a project (sponsored by SAP, Palo Alto) with a team of students in Stanford University as part of the world-renowned ME310 Design Innovation program, this year saw an increased level of activity between the two universities.

More information is available here.

Robbie the Robot passes UN Inspection

4 June 2014 - Designing and building a robot from scratch in 4 months might sound like a highly ambitious (or even madly unrealistic!) challenge, but that is exactly the challenge that Prof. Kevin Kelly and a team of undergraduate and post-graduate engineers accepted and overcame.

More information is available here.

Engineering Innovation/Reunion Evening

24 Feb 2014 - On the evening of Friday 11th April 2014, the School of Engineering will host an exciting event in the Science Gallery, starting at 5 pm. The ‘Innovation Evening’ will showcase some of the exciting developments in our MAI engineering programme in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship.

In addition to the showcase above, 2014 is the 10th anniversary of the first graduates from the ‘Manufacturing Engineering with Management Science’ (now Engineering with Management) programme, and we look forward to welcoming back our former students to hear about what we are currently doing and to hear about what they are doing.

More information is available here.

Engineers Week 2014 at Trinity College Dublin

24 Feb 2014 - On the 12 February 2014, Trinity College Dublin, School of Engineering participated in Engineers week 2014. Engineers Week is an initiative of Engineers Ireland designed to promote public awareness of engineering and engineering activity in our society.

PhD Student wins funding to participate in RoCKInCamp in Rome

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28 Jan 2014 - PhD student Conor McGinn has won funding to attend the RoCKInCamp held in Sapienza University in Rome. The RoCKIn initiative is EU funded and is modelled on the world renowned DARPA challenge in the US - effectively crowd sourcing cutting edge research through well-funded and publicised competitions or challenges. The week-long event brings together teams of experts and researchers from around the globe, who will work together to develop innovative ideas for robotics in the home and work environments. Participants will receive expert instruction and practical experience in order to prepare them for the RoCKIn@Home and RoCKIn@Work competition events later in the year and again in 2015.

PhD student Conor McGinn gives an invited talk to the public as part of World Space Week

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12 Nov 2013 - PhD student Conor McGinn gave an invited talk to the public on October 10th as part of World Space Week. His talk entitled “ROBONAUTICS: HOW ROBOTS ARE REVOLUTIONISING PLANETARY EXPLORATION” gave an overview of the research and challenges in this area and drew upon his own experiences as a NASA intern.

Engineering Students win 2013 Irish James Dyson Award for their Revolutionary Snowboard Invention

26 Sep 2013 - Two Trinity Engineering students have won the 2013 Irish James Dyson award for their DIY snowboard invention.  Snow-sports addicts, Alberto Cañizares and Aoife Considine, developed a new system of binding technology for snow boards.

Robin Mooney receives prize at 30th International Manufacturing Conference

13 Sep 2013 - Mr Robin Mooney, a Trinity PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, was presented with a prize at the 30th International Manufacturing Conference, held on the 3rd and 4th September at University College Dublin.

Engineering Summer School, 2013

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30 Jul 2013 - Two special weeks in the lives of eight teenage girls came to a close in the Parsons building on Friday 5th July, as the Engineering Summer School 2013 concluded with a show and tell exhibition and presentations by the participants. This year’s group comprised girls from Our Lady’s School in Terenure and Santa Sabina in Sutton, and was organised by Professor Kevin Kelly, director of the Engineering with Management degree and lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering.