26 Jan 2016: Third-year full-time students start their work placements

This January, students of the School's two full-time undergraduate honours programmes BSc Mathematical Sciences and BSc Industrial Mathematics will begin their work placements. The Work Placement module is an invaluable part of all students' studies which allows them not only to apply the knowledge and skills which they have developed during their programmes to industrial, business and other professional workplaces but also to gain practical experience and insight into future career opportunities. The School's programmes emphasise professional development including the development of practical problem-solving skills through case studies, modelling and computer laboratories to ensure that our graduates are career ready. The Work Placement module, by exposing students to real-world problems from a variety of employment sectors, allows graduates to make the best choices upon graduation.

The School wishes all its students the best of luck on this element of their programme.

26 Jan 2016: School to host reception for part-time students

The School of Mathematical Sciences will this March, once again, be hosting a reception for its part-time students including those studying the CPD Diploma in Data Analysis for Professionals, MSc Applied Mathematics, MSc Mathematical Physics, H Cert Mathematics, BSc Mathematics and BSc (Hons) Mathematics.

It is an informal event that allows students to socialise with other students on not only their own but also on other programmes in the School and find out about future opportunities for study. Many of the School's graduates of part-time programmes go on to undertake further degrees, including degrees by research.

Lecturers from the School, many involved in evening teaching to part-time students, will attend the reception and, as well as an enjoyable social occasion, it will also build valuable links with the School's future alumni.

15 Dec 2015: Annual Graduate Research Symposium

The Dublin Institute of Technology 6th Annual Graduate Research Symposium took place on Wednesday 25 November 2015. The symposium brought together postgraduate researchers from DIT, IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown to present their research and contribute to their research training. The event was very well attended with several sessions devoted to different research themes.

The School of Mathematical Sciences was represented by postgraduate students Eilis Kelly, who talked about Modelling Random Antibody Adsorption and Immunoassay Activity, and Paul O'Reilly, who spoke about Mathematical Modelling of Optical Patterning Systems. Both were extremely interesting presentations based on their PhD research. Alan Compelli, another postgraduate in the School of Mathematical Sciences, displayed a poster entitled A Hamiltonian Formulation of Internal Geophysical Waves during the meeting.

26 Jan 2016: Lecturer completes PG Dip in Third Level Teaching and Learning

Congratulations to Milena Venkova, a lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences who has successfully completed and graduated from the Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching.

The postgraduate diploma is delivered by the Dublin Institute of Technology Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre and focuses on the development and demonstration of good practice in the design, delivery and evaluation of curricula. As part of continuing professional development, it is a valuable programme that facilitates critical self-reflection, analysis and practitioner research.

15 Dec 2015: Problem Based Learning presentations

First year students on our full-time undergraduate programmes (DT205 & DT220) recently presented their group work as part of a Problem Based Learning (PBL) exercise in their Foundation Mathematics module. Problem Based Learning allows groups of students to work together to devise strategies to tackle practical, real-world problems and then, through collaboration, solve these problems and present their findings in a professional manner. In this exercise, small groups individually presented their findings to a model problem based on a traffic collision to a number of lecturers in the School. The exercise is part of developing our graduates career-ready skills in applying their mathematical knowledge to realistic problems and scenarios and communicating their work in an accessible manner.