16 Mar 2018: DIT student receives Hamilton Prize in Mathematics

Oliwia Jarosz, a final-year student of the School of Mathematical Sciences, received the Royal Irish Academy 2017 Hamilton Prize in Mathematics during a ceremony on 25 January 2018. The Hamilton Prize is a prestigious prize awarded annually by the Royal Irish Academy to each of the top undergraduate mathematics students on the island of Ireland as nominated by each of their higher education institutions. Oliwia was the very deserving winner for Dublin Institute of Technology.

The ceremony took place at Academy House, Dawson Street, Dublin and was a happy occasion. Oliwia was due to receive the 2017 prize in October last year but the ceremony was postponed due to storm Ophelia. Nonetheless, it was a very enjoyable event and we congratulate Oliwia on her achievement.

Oliwia is a student of our full-time undergraduate programme, DT205 Mathematical Sciences and exemplifies the accomplishments of students from that programme. Her outstanding achievement is testimony to the technical acumen she has developed combined with high-level problem-solving & analytical skills and the employability skills suitable for a career across a wide range of sectors, characteristic of our undergraduate programmes. Oliwia is interested in statistics and data analysis and intends to pursue a career in these sectors or undertake postgraduate study.

We wish Oliwia every success in the remainder of her degree programme and for the future.

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Dr Chris Hills, Head of School, with Hamilton Prize winner, Oliwia Jarosz.
Oliwia Jarosz receives the 2017 DIT Hamilton Prize in Mathematics from Pat Guiry, RIA and Salam Al-Sabah of Arup.

14 Mar 2018: DIT mathematics undergraduates are part of SpaceX Hyperloop competion

Éirloop, a team including two Stage 1 undergraduate students in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Ania Oberska and Qi Hongxiang, is one of only 20 teams that have been accepted to compete in the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop competition. Their proposal for a high-speed, self-propelled transport pod was selected from entries from across the world. The team is a collaboration between DCU, TCD, UCD, DIT, ITT, MU. We wish the team, and particularly Ania and Qi, luck in the competition this summer.

27 Nov 2017: Mathematics undergraduate part of team that wins AIB Hackathon

Pawel Szydlowski, a final-year student of DT220 BSc (Hons) Industrial Mathematics, was one half of the team that won AIB's fourth annual student Hackathon event. Pawel teamed up with Aisling, a DIT Engineering student, to form Bus Busters and compete against over 200 other students from over 50 third-level institutions.

The event took place in the AIB Bankcentre on 18 November 2017. Over the course of 12 hours, Pawel and Aisling's team, Bus Busters, competed against other two person teams to create an app that demonstrated innovation, creativity and imagination. The theme of the Hackathon was promoting the Smart City – a city which is easy to navigate, efficient, sustainable and clean. Pawel and Aisling's entry applied a user-orientated approach to create a dublin bus accessibility app, winning the €2000 first prize!

Congratulations to Pawel and Aisling – future innovators and entrepreneurs!

BSc Industrial Mathematics student, Pawel Szydlowski, with Aisling Lee who won first prize at the 2017 AIB Hackathon.

28 Nov 2017: Winners of the School's Mathsweek competition 2017

The following are the winners of the School of Mathematical Sciences Mathsweek competition in 2017. Well done to all! Pictures from the DIT Mathsweek events can be found here.

Lena Thornleigh Educate Together N.S, Applewood Village, Swords, Dublin
Shanika Maughan Virgin Mary GNS, Shangan Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9
Aoibheann Falkiner Gaelscoil Lios an nÓg, Ranallach, B.Á.C 6
Vlada Leahu St. Francis of Assisi Primary School, Belmayne Dublin 13
Faye Eager St. Declan’s N.S., Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Claren Ero Scoil Mhuire S.N.S., Blakestown Way, Blakestown, Dublin 13

17 Nov 2017: Open day for prospective students

Dublin Institute of Technology will be holding its annual Open Day for all programmes on 1 December and 2 December 2017. The Open Day will be held on our Aungier Street campus, just a short walk from Kevin Street where the School of Mathemtical Sciences is based.

Staff and students from the School of Mathematical Sciences will be on hand to talk about our programmes and to answer any questions.

If you like maths, are interested in a mathematics degree, or simply curious, come along and meet with us. We can tell you about the entry requirements, what you do in a mathematics degree, what careers and jobs you might have afterwards, as well as explaining opportunities for further study and highlighting all that DIT has to offer students from sports to clubs and societies.