Dublin Schools Get Involved in Computing - ComputeTY 2012

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The School of Computing in conjunction with CNGL are delighted to re-run our successful ComputeTY programme for Transition year students.

The programme takes place over a four week period in January and February 2012, with over 100 students attending each week. Thecourse structure is divided into two streams, Stream 1 - web design and Stream 2 - an introduction to programming.  The overall content works for those students who have a strong aptitude for computing and also for those who have an interest in computing but who may require extra help and encouragement. 

'Through the Wormhole' - CLARITY Research

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A film crew from Discovery Channel visited DCU's CLARITY research centre last week to film interviews for series 3 of 'Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman'. The programme is an American science documentary television series narrated by American actor Morgan Freeman, and brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the world of science. It is particularly interested in discussing new groundbreaking technologies. The show regularly features the "Rock Stars of Science", such as Michio Kaku and Brian Cox.

Faculty of Engineering and Computing Open Day 2011

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The School of Computing ran a successful and enjoyable event this year, with a strong turnout during the two Open Days. Friday was extremely busy with bus loads of students arriving and roaming the campus and Saturday there was a heavy presence of students and parents alike.

More specifically, our talks were full to capacity and we had to turn many students away. Approximately 450 students attended the talks and around 1,000+ students enjoyed the game activities in our labs. There was a great buzz around the School and everyone seemed enthusiastic and motivated in what we had to show them. Students particularly enjoyed the demo of CLARITY’s helicopter remote controlled by mobile phone and thanks to Redbrick and the Game Society for providing the fun each day including the busy game consoles. For more information on our degree courses contact

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation attends CNGL Localisaton Innovation Showcase

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The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD  yesterday (16 November 2011) attended a showcase of work by the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) at Croke Park Convention Centre, Dublin to see at first hand the economic benefits being generated by the Government’s investment in third level research. CNGL is a €40m academia-industry research centre, led by DCU, which incorporates four academic partner institutions (DCU, TCD, UCD and UL) and ten industry partners.

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