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Open day activity of the UPC’s doctoral school

The open day at the doctoral school in UPC is an activity mainly attended by masters students where Antonio Barrias (ESR11) and JJ Moughty (ESR10) talked about their PhD program experience. The aim is to clarify the pros and cons of a PhD, and entice possible students who would like to follow this path after the [...]

TRUSS at Engineering Research Showcase in Nottingham

The University of Nottingham's 2017 annual Engineering Research Showcase was held on Thursday 4 May in room A09 of the Engineering and Science Learning Centre (ESLC). A full day of events, starting from 10am, was attended by about 150 people, mostly students and staff at the Faculty of Engineering. It consisted of posters, workshops and a keynote [...]

Seeking to encourage girls in civil engineering

Sofia Antonopoulou (ESR1), Giulia Milana (ESR6) and Loreto Manriquez (TRUSS project manager) joined Dr. Aoife Ahern (WP3 leader and UCD Head of Civil Engineering School) for an outreach activity in Mount Anville Montessori Junior School (Dublin, Ireland) on Monday 13rd February 2017 from 8.45 am to 9.30 am. Mount Anville is a Sacred Heart Montessori Junior School [...]

TRUSS in Science Week Ireland: 13 -20 Nov 2016

Science Week Ireland is an annual event dating back to 1996 that has grown into a programme of over 800 events scheduled across Ireland. The purpose is to make science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike. It highlights how science, technology and engineering are hugely relevant to us all in our everyday lives, lead [...]

ESR participates at “Fly, Scan, Print” open day

ESR14, Siyuan Chen, participated in the organisation of the free event "Fly Scan Print" by U3D that took place on the Wednesday 22nd June 2016. Most of visitors were aged from 18 to 30, with a majority of college students. Also some parents brought their children to enjoy the activity. There was at least 150 people that attended the exhibition [...]

Blogs by all early stage researchers available

All 14 TRUSS Early Stage Researchers have now launched their individual blogs that are being updated on a continuous basis. Blogging is employed here to disseminate and maximize the impact of each research project; to reach the general public and other researchers by sharing experiences and information and; to promote discussion via the comments section or the personal [...]

Outreach in Willow Park Junior School

TRUSS participation in Willow Science Week 2015 (9th to 12th November) served the purpose of inspiring school children and motivating them to pursue an engineering career. In particular, the fellows Sofia Antonopoulou (ESR1), Rui Teixeira (ESR4), Daniel Martinez Otero (ESR12) and Siyuan Chen (ERS14), and the project manager, Loreto Manriquez, assisted in the organisation of the activity “Free-standing Structure Challenge” held in [...]

Posters in research exhibition at Earth Institute

TRUSS fellows attended and presented posters from their projects in the exhibition organised by the UCD Earth Institute on the Wednesday 30th September 2015, to showcase the quality and breadth of research being undertaken within the Institute. Research posters and exhibits took place in the atrium of the 4th floor in the O'Brien Center for Science (Dublin, Ireland). In the photos, Sofia Antonopoulou [...]