Engineering Your Future at TU Dublin, 2022

We have about 40 Transition Year students visiting us at TU Dublin this week to learn about engineering. Tomorrow we’ll be in the electronics labs doing a BioSlam (see the page https://roboslam.wordpress.com/bioslam-ppg/ for instructions).

While Ted Burke and others were busy assembling kits for tomorrow, I was helping Kevin Gaughan and Michelle Looby run field trips. The 17 students who went on the trip with me visited a live construction site in the core of Dublin, where historic buildings are being converted for use as offices and a hotel.

I snapped a few photos along the way — the camera hasn’t been out of its case since the start of Covid, so I’m a bit rusty, but I did my best to illustrate the tour. We learned from structural, mechanical and electrical, and building services engineers as well as the site coordinator.

A huge thanks to Thady McAleese, Declan Keane, David Byrne, and Niall Clarke for such great explanations of your construction work and design challenges.

About shannonchance

Professor Shannon Chance PhD, SFHEA (UK), BArch, MArch, PG Cert (BIM) Registered Architect (Virginia), NCARB, LEED-AP Lecturer and Programme Chair, BSc in BIM (Digital Construction) at TU Dublin Visiting Professor, UCL Visiting Professor, LSBU Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Education Chair, Research on Engineering Education Network Education Blog: www.IrelandByChance.com
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3 Responses to Engineering Your Future at TU Dublin, 2022

  1. Pingback: Virtually back to in-person at TU Dublin | Ireland by Chance

  2. Tom Mulligan says:

    Well done Shannon. Delighted for you and the students. Keep it up. It makes a big difference when the teacher actually teaches.

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