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Community Dietetics, Sheila Sugrue Jan 2012

Community Dietetics, Sheila Sugrue

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The aim of this project was to link groups of 3 to 4 final year students with community projects interested in participating where a specific nutrition need would be identified and addressed collaboratively.


Second Year Architecture Community Based Project, Patrick Flynn Jan 2012

Second Year Architecture Community Based Project, Patrick Flynn

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Project based in the town of Monasterevin, Co. Laois, where students worked with local community members to develop proposals for the civic realm and the overall town strategy. Students also collaborated with members of Men Alone In No-man’s land (MAIN) to develop a concept design for a ‘manshed’ as a possible base for the men’s group, as part of the Monasterevin scheme.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.