An update on my current PhD research

It’s been a while! With most of my time taken up with the UMI piloting activities and the UMI deliverable over the past 2/3 weeks, it’s now time to focus on my own PhD research and to update you on where I am and what my next steps are. I completed my COP Literature Review…

Crawford Exhibit March 5-9th 2018

As part of the Crawford Exhibit 2018 organised by lecturer Paul Green, both I and my fellow PhD researcher Sarah Hayes will make a 15/20 minute presentation next Tuesday March 6th about the UMI-Sci-Ed Project and our own research. Along with the presentation we will present three posters – Designing for STEM, UMI-Sci-Ed and how…

Designing for STEM – Get involved!

The ‘Designing for STEM’ Program is a new initiative aimed at engaging Transition Year students with STEM subjects through project-based learning. The program involves a half-day workshop, in which students will work together to come up with ideas to solve real-world problems using STEM solutions. The program is free, with all materials provided by the…

Loreto TY students ‘Design for STEM’

Designing for STEM Workshops On the 19th and 20th of February, the Designing for STEM programme ran a pilot of their workshop in Loreto Secondary School, Fermoy. Over the two days they worked with a hundred students to create low fidelity prototypes, solving real world STEM problems using ideation and design techniques. During their time…

Designing for STEM kicks off in Nimbus

On Tuesday February 6th, the Designing for STEM organisers ran a pilot workshop in the NIMBUS Center with Fourth Year Creative Digital Media students in preparation for the release of their project into secondary schools. The Designing for STEM project is a project funded by the UMI Project, an organisation dedicated to encouraging and enhancing…

Different types of reviews and analysis

Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: An analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91–108. This morning I read a paper suggested by my Supervisor to determine the title which describes the type of review and analysis I am conducting as part of…