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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.


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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Poster advocating Early Development of Professional Skills Benefits Students & Community Partners


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.


Student As Teacher: Computing Projects In Local Schools., Ciaran O'Leary, Dublin Institute Of Technology Jan 2012

Student As Teacher: Computing Projects In Local Schools., Ciaran O'Leary, Dublin Institute Of Technology

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Poster displaying computing ininner city Dublin schools.