Venue Details: Athlone

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SURE 2018 Athlone

Athlone Institute of Technology is one of the three venues for the Science Undergraduate Research Experience 2018 (SURE 2018) Conferences.

Students from the following Institutes of Technology, if accepted as oral or poster presenters, will present at this conference:

  • Athlone Institute of Technology (host institution)
  • Galway-Mayo  Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Technology, Sligo

Two other SURE 2018 conferences will take place at the same time as this conference in Dublin Institute of Technology (venue details) and Waterford Institute of Technology (venue details).


The event will take place in the Douglas Hyde Lecture Theatre on the Athlone Institute of Technology campus. Further details will be posted closer to the conference date.

Registration Details

Information on how to register to attend this conference will be posted shortly.

Conference Schedule

9:15am to 9:45am Welcome, registration, Tea and Coffee, Turning app download
9:45am to 10:00am National Conference Launch & Opening Ceremony
Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin
Minister Kevin Boxer Moran


Session 1 (Session chair: IT Sligo Representative)
10:00am to 10:40am Invited guest lecture (Helen Hamilton, Abbot, Longford)
10:40am to 10:55am Student Oral Presentation 1
10:55am to 11:10am Student Oral Presentation 2
11:10am to 11:25am Student Oral Presentation 3
11:25am to 11:40am Student Oral Presentation 4
11:40am to 11:55am Student Oral Presentation 5
11:55am to 12:10pm Student Oral Presentation 6
12:10pm to 1:15pm Poster Session & Lunch Break


Session 2 (Session chair: GMIT Representative)
1:15pm to 1:30pm Student Oral Presentation 7
1:30pm to 1:45pm Student Oral Presentation 8
1:45pm to 2:00pm Student Oral Presentation 9
2:00pm to 2:30pm Invited Guest Lecture (Graduate)
2:30pm to 2:45pm Break


Awards Ceremony
2:45pm to 3:00pm 1. Best Scientific Poster
2. Best Poster: Audience Participation Award
3. Best Oral Presentation
4. Best Science Communication Award


Career Development Sessions for 2018/19 Final Year Students
3:00pm to 3:30pm CV preparation for Industry & getting past the interview / research in industry
3:30pm to 4:00pm Postgraduate research experience – stories from the front line!