Over 1,150 participants took part in the inaugural TUS Research Week
Over 1,150 people participated in the inaugural TUS Research Week, which took place from 17 – 21 April across the Technological University of the Shannon campuses and beyond.
A combination of 31 in-person and online events was hosted by TUS research staff, external partners and stakeholders including a special guest lecture delivered by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and President of the Eurogroup Paschal Donohue, facilitated by the Faculty of Business and Hospitality.
Further events included the ‘RUN – EU: Science Meets Regions – Circular Economy Forum Series’ and the ‘Launch of Digi Manufacturing 2.0’ in Irish Manufacturing Research, Mullingar, The Irish Bioeconomy Foundation, Fulbright Scholarship Programme, CoARA (the EU agreement on reforming research assessment), IReL (the consortium of Irish research libraries), The Annual Irish Polymer Conference and the Orchestra International Consortium.
TUS Research Week culminated with a series of quick-fire postgraduate research presentations, where the range of innovative projects and initiatives from areas such as Science, Health, Creative Arts, Social Science, Engineering, Business, Hospitality and Technology were featured.
In total 160 posters were submitted for review, with the award for Best Overall Poster presented to Eyman Hadi Mana, a 3rd Year Polymer Engineering PhD student, for his submission titled ‘Computer Vision System: Measuring Displacement and the Bending Angle of Ionic Poylmer-Metal Composites’.
As research is at the heart of TUS activities, the talent of our researchers and staff, coupled with the scope of our partnerships enable next-generation thinking, to transform and tackle issues at a regional, national and global level.
According to Vice President for Research Development and Innovation at TUS Dr Liam Brown, “The ethos of TUS Research Week was to create an engaging platform, where the huge range of innovative projects and initiatives from multiple domains including Technology, Engineering, Business, Art and Science was showcased to the wider student body, industry and beyond.
"This nurtures a culture of collaboration, in addition to stimulating creativity, creating real-world impacts and fostering economic development regionally, nationally and internationally. It was also an opportunity for the research community across multiple TUS campuses to get to know each other better.”
The planning for next year’s Research Week has already commenced and those who are interested in learning more about research opportunities available throughout TUS are encouraged to get in touch with the Research Office for further information.
For further information on TUS research, visit www.tus.ie/research-innovation.