A huge congratulations to our SMARTlab/IDRC director Prof Lizbeth Goodman who has been honoured by being named in a prestigious G100 role, as G100 Global Chair for STEM Education. This honour reflects Prof Goodman’s unrelenting advocation for equality of academic empowerment in STEM spaces. We wish her every success as she continues to lead by breaking through barriers to progression in academia, promoting equality for all.

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Website Event Link:
https://www.ucd.ie/ega/news/egaspringpaneldiscussion2021/

Event Registration Link:

https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2RkMHaKKRrOAQsvdDYphiA

EGA Spring Panel Discussion 2021

The UCD Engineering Graduates Association are delighted this year to welcome a panel of experts to deliver the EGA’s Spring Panel Discussion on ‘Inclusive by Design: Applying Inclusive Design Methods to Engineering’, on Thursday 11th October 2021 at 6pm.

Inclusive Design leads to better communities, better workplaces, better buildings, better families, better governments, better cities, better education and healthcare: better everything! Inclusive Design is at the heart of all Equality, Diversity and Inclusion efforts, yet the keys to the method are not well understood in the Engineering disciplines overall. Four top speakers on the Inclusive Design philosophy and its methods and ethos will share their views in this first-ever UCD symposium on the subject, inclusively designed to help engineering graduates to build better inclusive careers and futures!

The event will take place virtually as an online webinar due to the current public health restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Registration for this event is required – please register online now.

Speaker Profiles:

  • Professor Jutta Treviranus, Founder/Director of the inclusive Design Resarch Centre and Inclusive Design Institute and Full Professor at the Ontario College of Art & Design University
  • Professor Sambhavi Chandrashekar, Inclusive Design Lead, Brightspace and Desire2 Learn, CanadaVisiting Faculty, OCADU Toronto andUniversity of Toronto; former academic supervisor on the Masters of InclusiveDesign at OCADU
  • Mr Damien Owens, BA BAI MAI MBA CEng FIEI, Registrar, Engineers Ireland,
  • Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Chair of Creative Technology Innovation and Full Professor of Inclusive Design for Education, UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, will moderate the panel.
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Intensive One Week Introduction and Hands-on Training Leading to a SMARTlab Certificate in XR Level 1 with an additional

Open session for the community on Thursday 28TH February, 7-8pm

Led by Globally Renowned XR Trainer Zi Siang See and Multimedia Expert Haireena Ooi, in residence from SMARTlab Australia (@the University of Newcastle)

25th Feb to 1st March 2019

Location: SMARTlab Skelligs c/o Cahirsiveen Library, Main Street, Cahirsiveen Times: 10am-5pm daily.

Day 1)

Lecture Demonstraton: XR for Research, Training and Community Impact

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Introduction

Theory, history, application, use cases and demonstration

AR Basics with Layar

Day 2)

Basic XR Tools

Virtual Reality 360 workflow

Unity: Basic level design

Day 3)

Design; Applications:

AR Visual Programming (Intermediate)

Combining multiple platforms for mobile AR (Unity, Vuforia, Android-studio)

Prototyping and development

Day 4)

Design;

Applications: Virtual Reality Visual Programming (Intermediate)

Combining multiple platforms for room-scale VR (Unity, SteamVR-based device)

Prototyping and development

Day 5)

Advanced Demonstration: XR – Demo Unity of Lighting, Terrain, Custom UX with Hands VR

Participants showcasing their projects, review, discussion on future projects

Background: Upon completion of this training, the student should be able to:

1) Gain a working knowledge of fundamental AR and VR methods and techniques.

2) Be able to demonstrate knowledge of AR and VR methods by explaining certain features or aspects of the creation process.

3) Describe how the techniques would be applied to particular problems and use cases.

4) Develop competency in the visual programming of AR and VR.

5) Gain practical experience through the assignments to understand what is involved in designing and implementing a functional AR and VR system.

A Certificate of completion will be issued by SMARTlab for those who participate in the full week and produce a design concept for a prototype.

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Professor Lizbeth Goodman will be moderating the HCI track at Hopper Local / Dublin at Microsoft Ireland.

Speakers will be:

Grace Hughes, Senior Content Designer for Fjord at The Dock, Accenture’s R&D hub.

Genevieve Smith-Nunes, Lecturer in computing education & digital media at University of Roehampton.

Kathryn Parkes, Design Researcher and UX Designer currently working with Cisco.

Hopper Local / Dublin February 27, 2019 · 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Hopper Local / Dublin is a one-day locally organized conference modeled after our Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). This immersive event brings together women technologists at all levels – along with leading companies from industry, academia, and research – to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers. Hopper Local / Dublin is the inaugural event and will launch an AnitaB.org Local Community in Ireland.

General Registration – 199.00 EUR / all-day event

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SAMRTlab’s Vinny Hyland will be on RTE 1 television at 4 o’clock Wednesday 13th of February

He will be meeting Maura and Dáithí on the RTÉ Today show Wednesday 13th Feb. Tune in around 4 pm. He will be talking wildlife and Derrynane amongst other things.

Vinny Hyland is founder eTrek Natural History in Derrynane, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.
which performs field research in marine coastal environments culminating in production and delivery of learning tools for outdoor environmental interpretation. In his role he physical delivers outdoor education to members of the public, children, students and teachers.
He has previously provided professional underwater Imaging creating the largest digital film archive of marine topside and underwater life in Ireland. Filming marine life above and below water.

He founded Ireland’s first online digital wildlife zine and full colour printed magazine published bi-monthly. He was the 2000 winner Best SME Website of the Year (Sunday Business Post – Irish Internet Awards), Winner Prix d’Europa Marketplace (Wild Ireland/RTE) and Winner PPA Best Consumer Specialist Magazine of the Year Award.
He previously held various positions at Microsoft.com worldwide for over a decade.

He works on augmented reality for interpreting the natural world. His Kenmare Bay Underwater project was the 1st High Definition film of Ireland’s underwater biodiversity. Concentrating on the Kenmare Bay special area of conservation it charts all marine life from Mega Fauna (whales, sharks, dolphins) to Plankton.
He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway – BSc (Geology) programme.

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Smartlab researchers Colin Keogh and Ross Lawless, in partnership with Science Gallery International, visit AirAsia in Kuala Lumpur to deliver innovation training along with 3D Printing/VR/AR demonstrations to the staff in AirAsia’s innovation lab in their new RedQ headquarters.

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