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GMIT, TU Dublin and CIT to host conference online showcasing exciting research projects by undergraduate students (Fri 16 Oct)

Annual SURE Conference attracts over 500 STEM students and academic research supervisors

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

GMIT, as part of the Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Network, is delighted to host the third annual SURE Conference (SURE2020) which will go live on https://forms.gle/oVjzyhrPPeH3c9rj9 on Friday, 16 October, 2020 in association with CIT and TU Dublin. The conference will be opened online at 9:30 am by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, via Zoom.

This annual conference attracts over 500 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) students and academic research supervisors each year, and reflects the work of the SURE Network, a collaborative partnership consisting of members from nine Irish Higher Education Institutions. This is the first year the event is being hosted completely online.

Over 70 science graduates throughout Ireland who completed their final year projects in the 2019/20 academic year will present their undergraduate research work in both poster and oral presentation formats at the event, under three themes: Analytical, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Science; Health Science and Nutrition; and Biological, Sport, Computing, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Co-Chair of the National Conference Committee and award-winning GMIT lecturer, Dr Cormac Quigley, says: “This year’s conference presents us with an exciting opportunity to showcase the dynamic range of research activities undertaken by science students nationally, both remotely and in the lab, and highlights the importance of STEM graduates to the Irish workforce”.

“GMIT will be represented at the conference by final year students of the BSc (Hons) in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science 2020, Tamara Jordan and Fox Fallon, a keynote speaker, Dr Ian O’Connor and by post graduate speaker Michela Caprani.”

Awards for the best students in the Biological, Sport, Computing, Mathematical and Physical Sciences will be presented by GMIT President Dr Orla Flynn.

Registration which is free of charge is now open on: https://forms.gle/oVjzyhrPPeH3c9rj9 For further details see http://sure-network.ie/conference/  and Twitter #SURE20.

The conference is supported by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Medtronic.

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GMIT’s Dr Cormac Quigley, Co-Chair of the National Conference Committee, SURE Network.

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GMIT’s Dr Cormac Quigley, Co-Chair of the National Conference Committee, SURE Network.

GMIT’s Dr Cormac Quigley, Co-Chair of the National Conference Committee, SURE Network.

GMIT’s Dr Cormac Quigley, Co-Chair of the National Conference Committee, SURE Network.