Undergraduate Students Present Posters at Annual Work Placement Symposium

20 November 2017

More than 60 students of the Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Physics & Clinical & Optometric Sciences, undergraduate students showcased their Work Placement endeavours and experiences at the recent 2017 School Symposium in DIT which was supported by the Institute of Physics in Ireland.

During their six-month placement, students worked in locations that included hospitals, research institutions, medical device and manufacturing companies - in Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Belgium and the USA.

Students presented their posters, which offered a visual representation of their work/research through text, charts and graphs.. The event provided students with the opportunity to be evaluated and to share their work with peers, faculty and external audiences.

The posters illustrated the diverse specialties encountered by the students such as materials science, nanoscience, medical physics, astronomy, spectroscopy, microscopy, circuit design, quality control, and the four specialist clinical measurement disciplines – Respiratory, Vascular, Neurophysiology and Cardiology.

In addition to real world technical, scientific and clinical experience the work placement provided an excellent opportunity for the students to develop the prerequisite professional and personal work skills required in full time employment; punctuality, time management, team work, adaptability, creativity and much more – skills which will enhance the students’ future careers.

Results
Best Poster in  Physics programmes;
The prize for the overall Best Poster in the four Physics programmes was awarded to Eric Doyle.
Awards were made for Best Posters in the following programmes;

  • Physics with Energy & Environment – winner Roby Manaligod
  • Physics Technology - winner Samuel Kenny
  • Science with Nanotechnology - winner Eric Doyle
  • Physics with Medical Physics and Bioengineering DT235 - winner Annabelle Nwaokorie

Best Poster in our Clinical Measurement programme;
The prize for the overall Best Poster in the Clinical Measurement programme was awarded to Andrea Gorsa
Awards were made for Best Posters in the following clinical measurement disciplines;

  • Respiratory - winner Andrea Gorsa
  • Vascular - winner Luke White
  • Neurophysiology – winner Bronagh Sheridan
  • Cardiology – winner Kate Walsh