Female physics students sweep the board

9 October 2015

Women students at the Dublin Institute of Technology won five of the top awards in the recent placement poster event for third-year physics and clinical measurement science students.

Female physics students sweep the board
Credit: Kevin Goss-Ross

The posters represented the work completed by 64 students following their structured work placements during the 2014-15 academic year. Placement locations included hospitals, research institutions, medical device and manufacturing companies both in Ireland and internationally.

Attendees at the event, which included students and their families, local school students, lecturers and industry figures, were given a chance to see the problem solving skills, ingenuity and creativity demonstrated by students while on placement.

Dr John Doran, head of the School of Physics at DIT, noted that several students have received job or postgraduate offers as a result of their placements.

The prizewinners included:

Physics Technology: Stephen Burke

Science with Nanotechnology: Suzan Gumbay

Physics with Medical Physics and BioEngineering: Niamh Foley

Best Overall Poster: Suzan Gumbay

The event was supported by the Institute of Physics in Ireland, DIT School of Physics and DIT Hothouse.