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University Of New England Center For Excellence In Neuroscience K-12 Outreach Program, Alexandria D'Ambruoso, Kelsey Schwarz, Alex Deal, Kristen Erickson, Edward Bilsky, Michael Burman Nov 2014

University Of New England Center For Excellence In Neuroscience K-12 Outreach Program, Alexandria D'Ambruoso, Kelsey Schwarz, Alex Deal, Kristen Erickson, Edward Bilsky, Michael Burman

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Research poster describing UNE's Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN) K-12 outreach program. Founded in 2009 with three main areas of focus—research, scholarship and community outreach—CEN includes over 40 faculty members affiliated with neuroscience research and/or education. The Neuroscience Outreach Program was established in 2009 with the goal of bringing fun, interactive neuroscience lessons to schools to engage students in learning about neuroscience. UNE undergraduate and professional students present the lessons in classrooms with support from UNE faculty and staff.


Introduction To The Exhibition Of The Work Of Students Learning With Communities, Catherine Bates Jan 2013

Introduction To The Exhibition Of The Work Of Students Learning With Communities, Catherine Bates

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This exhibition showcases the work of over 1300 students working with over 100 community partners


Small Spaces Big Living: A Community Housing Project, Barry Sheehan Jan 2012

Small Spaces Big Living: A Community Housing Project, Barry Sheehan

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Interior and Furniture Design students taking Construction Studies worked with older people resident in Dublin City Council housing in the North Central area, to develop low-cost suggestions for improvements to the interiors of their apartments.


Working With Families: Theory And Practice Hand-In-Hand, Anne Fitzpatrick Jan 2012

Working With Families: Theory And Practice Hand-In-Hand, Anne Fitzpatrick

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Final year students of the DIT BA Early Childhood Education (ECE) programme worked with the home visitors from the NCI’s Early Learning Initiative - Parent Child Home Programme – to review the content of the guide sheets they use with parents. A Professional Design Practice MA student designed a new template for the guide sheets, for her major project.


Community Based Research By Applying Chemistry, Claire M. Mcdonnell Jan 2012

Community Based Research By Applying Chemistry, Claire M. Mcdonnell

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Students have been involved in several chemistry research projects with communities: breath and urine testing for alcohol with the Garda Road Safety Unit; a long-term study of soil Quality for a Grangegorman Community Garden; and work placements with Wells for Zoe, a charity based in Malawi, including soil and water testing, and development of teaching materials for science.


Chemical Sciences In The Community, Claire M. Mcdonnell Jan 2012

Chemical Sciences In The Community, Claire M. Mcdonnell

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Students in the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences have been involved for many years in collaborative projects - from giving talks in schools to running workshops for children in youth projects, and from conducting chemical risk assessments to hosting science showcases – with a wide range of community partners.


Ma In Public Relations: Foundation In Community Based Research, Catherine Bates, Edward Brennan Jan 2012

Ma In Public Relations: Foundation In Community Based Research, Catherine Bates, Edward Brennan

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The Foundations in Community Based Research module, the first of its kind in Ireland, allows MA students to work in small groups, each with a community partner, to design, plan, carry out and report on a piece of primary research which the community partner requires, with a focus on public relations research.


Tourism Heritage And Culture Trains In Kilmainham And Inchicore, Dublin., Catherine Gorman Jan 2012

Tourism Heritage And Culture Trains In Kilmainham And Inchicore, Dublin., Catherine Gorman

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Students on this project liaised with local community members in order to develop a number of themed posters and two videos focusing on their ideas for the development of Heritage and Cultural trails in the Inchicore and Kilmainham areas of Dublin.


Tourism: Destination And Product Marketing Planning: Glasnevin Trust Museum, Glasnevin, Dublin., Catherine Gorman Jan 2012

Tourism: Destination And Product Marketing Planning: Glasnevin Trust Museum, Glasnevin, Dublin., Catherine Gorman

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The objective of this project was to produce a tourism marketing plan for Glasnevin Trust Museum, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. Tourism students worked with the Trust to develop possible plans.


First Year Product Design Students, Carmel Rooney, Gregor Timlin Jan 2012

First Year Product Design Students, Carmel Rooney, Gregor Timlin

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As part of the BSc (hons) Degree in Product Design, first year students combined the skills learned in the Communication and Design Modules to work with the Dypsraxia Association of Ireland, to develop concept designs for objects to facilitate everyday living for people with dyspraxia.


College Awareness Of Road Safety (Cars) And Dit Civil Engineering Students, Valerie Fenton Jan 2012

College Awareness Of Road Safety (Cars) And Dit Civil Engineering Students, Valerie Fenton

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The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the vulnerability of road users such as pedestrians and cyclists, in collaboration with the Garda Road Safety Unit. Civil Engineering students and Tourism Marketing students collaboratively researched user behaviour at inner-city junctions, and developed and costed proposals to improve the design of the junctions.


Dit-Larkin Community College Tutoring Project, Julie Dunne Jan 2012

Dit-Larkin Community College Tutoring Project, Julie Dunne

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Over a 10 week period DIT 1st. year Pharmacy Technician students tutor Larkin Community College Students in Leaving Certificate Biology.


Clic News: A News Website For Children, Kate Shanahan Jan 2012

Clic News: A News Website For Children, Kate Shanahan

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CliC News is a collaboration between the DIT Access and Civic Engagement Office and the School of Media, DIT. Students in Journalism plan, edit, and write articles for an interactive news website for primary school children, fostering literacy and computer literacy among the children, as well as an engagement with current affairs.


Wells For Zoe, Malawi And Dit Students From Various Disciplines, Catherine Bates Jan 2012

Wells For Zoe, Malawi And Dit Students From Various Disciplines, Catherine Bates

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Since 2008 DIT students across disciplines have collaborated with Irish-Malawian charity Wells for Zoe. Students have spent up to three months in Malawi undertaking community-based projects on work placement modules, addressing the challenges facing local communities. In addition, DIT-based projects include pump design development and digital marketing projects.


Lifeline And Dit Students Of Various Disciplines, Catherine Bates Jan 2012

Lifeline And Dit Students Of Various Disciplines, Catherine Bates

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LIFELINE is a community-led project exploring the potential for transitional land use in the Grangegorman area of Dublin. DIT students across a wide range of programmes have been involved in collaborative work on this project since 2008/9, from Manufacturing and Design Engineering to Spatial Planning, and from Visual Communications to Nutraceuticals.


Ocd Ireland:Fundraising By First Year Dit Engineering Students, Leslie Shoemaker Jan 2012

Ocd Ireland:Fundraising By First Year Dit Engineering Students, Leslie Shoemaker

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Groups of students were asked to develope and execute a fundraising activity to assist the activities of the OCD Ireland an organisation providing support to people with obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and trichotillomania.


Second Level School Visits By Dit Engineering And Science Students, Leslie Shoemaker Jan 2012

Second Level School Visits By Dit Engineering And Science Students, Leslie Shoemaker

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The purpose of this project was to help secondary school pupils understand what is involved in studying Science and Engineering at third level, and to help DIT students in these areas develop a range of professional and communication skills.


Laptops4africa: Fundraising By First Year Computer Science Students, Leslie Shoemaker Jan 2012

Laptops4africa: Fundraising By First Year Computer Science Students, Leslie Shoemaker

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This project involved computing students developing and running fundraising activities to support the work of Wells for Zoe in Malawi, providing clean water to communities. The students developed a range of transferable and professional skills from this project.


Redesigning Studio Apartments For Sheltered Accomodation Using Colour Theory, Kerry Meakin Jan 2012

Redesigning Studio Apartments For Sheltered Accomodation Using Colour Theory, Kerry Meakin

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First year interior Design and Furniture Students study colour theory as part of a second semester module on colour and perception, and as part of this brief worked with older residents in Dublin City Council housing in Raheny and Kilbarrack to collaboratively produce colour palettes and mood boards that the older people could use at home.


Energy And The Environment: Electrical Services Engineering Students Work With Local School Pupils, Joseph Teehan Jan 2012

Energy And The Environment: Electrical Services Engineering Students Work With Local School Pupils, Joseph Teehan

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As part of their module Energy and the Environment, first year students in the B Tech Electrical Services Engineering had the option to engage with first year secondary school pupils in Synge Street CBS, to support them in the classroom in learning science and engineering concepts.


Light Therapy Treatment Using Quiet Motors And Remote Control, Gavin Duffy Jan 2012

Light Therapy Treatment Using Quiet Motors And Remote Control, Gavin Duffy

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A final year Electrical Engineering student worked with Camphill Community to develop a quiet motor system to adjust the blinds in a light therapy treatment room for people with cerebral palsy.


Lego Sumo Wrestling: Electrical Engineering Students Teach Programming To Children In Ballymun, Gavin Duffy Jan 2012

Lego Sumo Wrestling: Electrical Engineering Students Teach Programming To Children In Ballymun, Gavin Duffy

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Engineering students from DIT teach in the Aisling Projects in Ballymun where they work with children in programming Lego Mindstorms robots.


Cars: College Awareness Of Road Safety, Catherine Bates Jan 2012

Cars: College Awareness Of Road Safety, Catherine Bates

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This is a collaborative project with the Garda Road Safety Unit and the DIT Programme for Students Learning with Communities which involves students from different disciplines apolying their specialist subject skills to issues of road safety.


Early Development Of Professional Skills Benefits Students & Community Partners, Clare Corish, Daniel Mccartney Jan 2012

Early Development Of Professional Skills Benefits Students & Community Partners, Clare Corish, Daniel Mccartney

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The BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics programme requires the early development of professional skills. In the Stage 2 module "Professional Practice Studies", academic staff and students worked with Dublin City Council and older people in the North Central area to facilitate the development of these skills.


Primary School Children's Vision Screening Project, Veronica O'Dwyer, Sandra Harrington Jan 2012

Primary School Children's Vision Screening Project, Veronica O'Dwyer, Sandra Harrington

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In the final year of the BSc in Optometry, students work with children in local schools to do vision screenings, supervised by DIT lecturers. This project enhances students’ experience of working with children, and ensures that any local children with eye problems are swiftly referred to a specialist.


Students Re-Designing Rooms In The Building In Collaboration With The Young People Of Smpyp, Tracey Dalton Jan 2012

Students Re-Designing Rooms In The Building In Collaboration With The Young People Of Smpyp, Tracey Dalton

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This was a live project for students

which involved collaboration with the young people of the youth project .

This involved meetings, taking a brief, surveying, photographing and presenting their finished proposals to their ‘clients’.

It gave the students an indication of how to work with real clients and to give back to the community through creativity.

It also gave students an awareness of using budgets in projects.


Primary School Children's Vision Screening Project, Mozambique, Aoife Phelan Jan 2012

Primary School Children's Vision Screening Project, Mozambique, Aoife Phelan

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Students on the BSc in Optometry who volunteer with the Mozambique Eyecare Project do vision screenings with local children, supervised by DIT lecturers. These screenings are accredited as part of the students’ learning, and benefit both the children and the students.