Changes in teaching to address gender gap in computing

Early teaching of mathematics and technology subjects needs to be reviewed if the gender gap in technology is to be addressed. This was stated by Professor Mike Hinchey, director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre at the publication of the organisation’s annual report.

“There is no reason why women cannot be as successful as men in computing but evidence suggests that many girls are turned off at an early age by its geeky, anti-social, overly masculine, nerdy image.”

Lero, IT Tralee and Bon Secours announce research programme to enhance hip replacement surgery

Dr. Daniel Riordan, Lero researcher IT Tralee and Mr John Rice, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Bon Secours Hospital

Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre and IT Tralee have announced a €223,500 programme with Bon Secours Hospital Tralee (BSHT) which could advance the future use of robotics to perform hip replacement operations.

The initial goal of the initiative, which is backed by Science Foundation Ireland, will be to develop a more accurate way for surgeons to place a hip joint so as to minimise a patient’s hospital stay and avoid re-admittance due to issues arising from the operation. IT Tralee is looking to hire a PhD student to join the five-person research team.

The Role of Science in Sport Performance

Dr Brian Carson, University of Limerick, Rena Buckley and Bernard Dunne

UL hosted a discussion on The Role of Science in Modern Day Sport Performance with Rena Buckley, GAA's most decorated player with 11 Senior All Ireland Football Medals and 7 Senior All Ireland Camogie medals and retired boxer, Bernard Dunne, High Performance Director for Irish Boxing with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.

Lero expansion announced as new member signs €400,000 research deal to boost patient care

Dr. Joseph Walsh, Lero principal investigator at IT Tralee and TJ O’Connor, Hospital Manager, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee

The Institute of Tralee (IT Tralee), which has been named as the latest member of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, has announced a new €400,000 research programme.

The programme is one of a number of initiatives marking a collaboration between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee (BSHT) to develop new activities in teaching, research and education. Today also saw the signing of a formal agreement between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee to mark this enhanced partnership arrangement.

Graduate Entry Medical School celebrates 10 years

President of UL, Prof Des Fitzgerald and Professor Niall O'Higgins attending the 10 year celebrations.

The Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) at University of Limerick celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, September 30.

GEMS, the first medical school established since the formation of the Irish state, has graduated 640 doctors who are now working in Ireland and all over the world.

Since its foundation, research undertaken at GEMS has been at the cutting edge of medical advances globally.

Unique international workshop on materials characterisation held at UL

Prof Eiichia Fukada, Kobayasi Institute of Physical Research, Tokyo and Prof Tewfik Soulimane, Director MOSAIC Research Group

A unique international workshop on materials characterisation was recently held at UL. Hosted by the Modelling Simulation And Innovative Characterisation (MOSAIC) research group at the Bernal Institute, the workshop ‘Frontiers in Materials Characterisation towards Industrial Translation (FRIMACHAT), is a joint undertaking with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) supported by Science Foundation Ireland and local industry including Analog Devices International, BorgWarnerBeru Systems and Spectrum Instruments Limited. 

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