SURE 2018 Athlone

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

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

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

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


The event took place in the Douglas Hyde Lecture Theatre on the Athlone Institute of Technology campus.

Award Winners

Best Scientific Oral Presenter: “Novel Technologies and Optimized Formulation for Delivery of Solid Dispersion of BCS Class II Drugs” by Lawrence Yee Foong Ng (AIT) and Clem Higginbotham (AIT)

Turning Technologies Best Science Communicator: “Novel Iron Delivery Systems” by Michael Greene (AIT), Patricia Heavey (AIT) and Clem Higginbotham (AIT)

AIT Best Scientific Poster sponsored by Enterprise Ireland: “Quality of Life and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury” by Melissa Heanue (IT Sligo) and Edwenia O’Malley (IT Sligo)

Best Poster by Popular Vote sponsored by the Irish Toxicology Society: “Sustained Delivery of Antibiotics in Animals using Novel Polymeric Systems” by Pearse Dolan (AIT) and Clem Higginbotham (AIT)