Venue Details: Dublin

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SURE 2018 Dublin

Dublin 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:

  • Dublin Institute of Technology (host institution)
  • Institute of Technology, Tallaght
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown

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


The event will take place in St Laurence’s on Dublin Institute of Technology’s Grangegorman campus. Further details will be posted closer to the conference date.

Registration Details

You can register for the Dublin conference using this EventBrite link.

Conference Schedule

8:45am to 9:30am Welcome, registration, Tea and Coffee, (St. Laurence’s) and poster set up (Rathdown House)
9:30am to 9:35am Welcome by SURE Network Chairperson Ciaran O’Leary (DIT)
9:35am to 9:45am Opening Address by DIT President Prof. Brian Norton
9:50am to 10:00am National Conference Launch by Minister Kevin Boxer Moran (streamed live through AIT Facebook)


Session 1 (Session chair: TBC)
10:00am to 10:30am Invited guest lecture, Dr. Gordon Cooke, IT Tallaght
10:30am to 10:45am Student Oral Presentation 1
10:45am to 11:00am Student Oral Presentation 2
11:00am to 11:15am Student Oral Presentation 3
11:15am to 11:30am Student Oral Presentation 4
11:30am to 11:45am Student Oral Presentation 5
11:45am to 12:00noon Student Oral Presentation 6
12:00noon to 1:30pm Poster Session & Lunch Break


Session 2 (Session chair: Emma Carraher, IT Tallaght)
1:00pm to 1:15pm Student Oral Presentation 7
1:15pm to 1:30pm Student Oral Presentation 8
1:30pm to 1:45pm Student Oral Presentation 9
2:00pm to 2:30pm Invited Guest Lecture, Dr. Sinead Keogh, Director, Medtech & Engineering at IBEC
2:30pm to 2:40pm Break


Awards Ceremony
2:40pm 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 Career planning and Industrial perspective
Dave Kilmartin, Head of DIT Careers Service: Career decision making, CV preparation for Industry & getting past the interview / research in industry
3:30pm to 4:00pm Research perspective/next steps for academia
Prof. Mary McNamara, Head of Graduate Ressearch School (DIT)
Postgraduate research experience – stories from the front line / funding opportunities