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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.


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.


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.


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.