10 Sept 2017: Returning undergraduates make their Work Placement Presentations

Our full-time undergraduate students entering the final year of their studies recently returned from their Work Placements. This signalled an opportunity for them to make individual presentations outlining the learning and understanding of a particular employment sector they had developed over the previous semester.

All students studying our four-year honours degree programmes undertake a placement in one the School of Mathematical Sciences' partner companies. The presentations are a valuable element of the placement allowing students to share their experiences with their peers and reflect upon their learning and experience.

We would like to thank our partner companies from across the employment sectors (e.g. including finance, education, public sector, consultancy, logistics, ICT) and wish our students every success in their final year of study.

8 June 2017: Diploma in Data Analysis for Professionals to be offered via Springboard

The School of Mathematical Sciences has been successful in gaining approval to offer its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme Data Analysis for Professionals through Springboard+ in 2017.

Springboard+ is an upskilling initiative co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund. It offers higher education opportunities for individuals who qualify under the terms of the scheme to undertake courses for free which will equip them for gaining work in sectors where there are current employment opportunities. The School has been awarded approval for 20 places to be offered via this programme.

Those wishing to apply for this programme through the Springboard initiative should visit https://springboardcourses.ie/.

10 May 2017: Congratulations to the School's most recent doctoral graduate

Congratulations to Paul O’Reilly who successfully defended his doctoral thesis and will now be awarded the degree of PhD.

Supervised by Dr Dana Mackey, Paul's thesis concerned the mathematical modelling of hybrid polymer systems. The research is a fascinating piece of cross-disciplinary work and the School congratulates Paul on his hard-work and research achievements.

We wish Paul every success in his future career.

10 May 2017: School graduates return for alumni reunion

On Friday 31 March 2017, graduates of the School of Mathematical Sciences' programmes returned to DIT's Kevin Street campus for an alumni social event. It was the first such event in the School of Mathematical Sciences and all graduates of the School's programmes were invited to return to DIT, to meet old friends and lecturers and to talk over refreshments.

The event was a great success (despite a transport strike that morning!) with not only recent graduates being well represented but also a number of graduates from years past. Many of our graduates are familiar faces having already returned to the School since graduating to embark on part-time, professional development, postgraduate or research degrees but it was fantastic to catch up with the diverse range of careers and busy lives of others.

We would like to thank all those graduates that came for attending and look forward to seeing our graduates again in the near future.

10 May 2017: School welcomes delegation from Mangosuthu University of Technology

The School of Mathematical Sciences recently met and welcomed to Dublin a delegation of academic staff from Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), South Africa. The delegation were visiting Dublin Institute of Technology to exchange ideas, discuss learning and teaching methods and consider opportunities for collaboration and exchange. In particular, the MUT delegation were interested to hear about the School's activities in applied mathematics and mathematical modelling and to learn about the operation and support offered to all DIT students through the Mathematics Learning Support Centre.

The School looks forward to developing a relationship with MUT and exploring opportunties that exist for closer collaboration in mathematical sciences.