1 Nov 2017: DIT hosts schools for Maths Week 2017

The week 14–20 October marked national Maths Week. During the week events took place across Ireland to celebrate mathematics and encourage participation in fun, entertaining and thought-provoking events which underlined the fascination of maths and the importance of mathematics to everyone and everyday life.

As always, the School of Mathematical Sciences, DIT, was very involved, offering events for School children on the Kevin Street campus in Dublin. Unfortunately, storm Ophelia caused our event scheduled for secondary-school pupils on Monday 16 October to be cancelled. However, on Wednesday 18 October over 300 primary-school children from 5th and 6th classes visited the Gleeson Hall in Kevin Street.

Kjartan Poskitt, author of the highly-popular Murderous Maths series of childrens books (and many others), entertained pupils from Gaelscoil Lios an nÓg, Raghnallach; Thornleigh Educate Together N.S., Swords; St Declan’s N.S., Ashbourne; Virgin Mary G.N.S, Ballymun; Scoil Mhuire S.N.S., Blakestown; and St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Belmayne. Activities also included puzzles, competitions and games supported by lecturers and students of the School of Mathematical Sciences.

Fun was had by all and we look forward to seeing some of these schools, and others, again next year and even seeing some of the budding mathematicians as students at DIT in a few years.

Primary-school pupils enjoying MathsWeek activities and entertainment from Kjartan Poskitt in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

1 Nov 2017: John M Forde Medal in Mathematics awarded

Edward Donlon is this year's recipient of the John M Forde medal in mathematics.

The medal is awarded by the School of Mathematical Sciences to the student with the top undergraduate examination performance in their final year of a full-time mathematical sciences programme.

Edward studied DT205 BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences and is a worthy winner of this year's medal who received outstanding first class results in all his examinations. We warmly congratulate Edward and wish him every success in the future. Edward received his medal at the recent October graduation ceremony for the College of Sciences & Health, Dublin Institute of Technology held at St Patrick's Cathedral.

Edward Donlon, graduate of DT205 BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences received the 2017 John M Forde medal in mathematics.

1 Nov 2017: Two mathematical sciences doctorates conferred at October graduation ceremony

The Dublin Institute of Technology October graduation ceremony for the College of Sciences & Health saw two recent successful doctoral candidates conferred with their awards. Congratulations to Eilis Kelly and Paul O'Reilly who successfully defended their research thesis in 2017.

Eilis's thesis Mathematical Modelling of Random Antibody Adsorption and Immunoassay Activity was principally supervised by Dr. Dana Mackey of the School of Mathematical Sciences and, recognising the work's very applicable nature, Dr Izabela Naydenova of the School of Physics and Clinical & Optometric Sciences acted as advisory supervisor.

Paul's thesis, entitled Mathematical modelling of hybrid polymer systems, was also inter-disciplinary and supervised by Dr. Dana Mackey (principal) and Dr Izabela Naydenova(advisory).

Congratulations to both Eilis and Paul and we wish them every success in the future.

New doctoral graduates, Dr Eilis Kelly and Dr Paul O'Reilly, at the recent graduation ceremony at St Patrick's Cathedral.

Information about postgraduate study in the School of Mathematical Sciences can be found here.

1 Nov 2017: Graduates of the School receive awards at ceremony in St Patrick's Cathedral

The annual October graduation ceremony for the College of Sciences & Health, Dublin Institute of Technology took place on Saturday 14 October. The School of Mathematical Sciences presented graduates of its programmes at the 9.30am ceremony in the magnificent surroundings of St Patrick's Cathedral. This October, over 30 graduates of the School's programmes received awards.

As always, the ceremony was a very happy occassion and an opportunity to share in the sucess of our graduates in the company of their friends and families. The School congratulates all its graduates on their acheivements and joins in celebrating their hard work and dedication in successfully completing their programme of study and gaining their well-deserved qualifications. Many of our graduates have completed part-time programmes, balancing study with work and family life. We hope to keep in touch with all our graduates and see many of them again for further study or postgraudate opportunities.

Graduates of the School's full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes celebrate receiving their awards.

1 Nov 2017: Mathematical Sciences graduate received College Student Excellence Award

Congratulations to Edward Donlon, a recent graduate of the School of Mathematical Sciences and DT205 BSc Hons Mathematical Sciences who recently was received a Student Excellence Award for the College of Sciences and Health, Dublin Institute of Technology. Edward graduated this October and the Student Excellence Award was presented in front of his friends and family at the graduation ceremony.

The Student Excellence Award recognises students who not only acheive outstanding academic results in their examinations but also distinguish themselves from their peers. We wish Edward every success in his future study and career and look forward to seeing him at DIT again soon.

Mathematical Sciences graduate, Edward Donlon, receives a College of Sciences & Health Student Excellence Award from the President, Prof Brian Norton.