Robotic Hearts: Dr Ellen Roche (Biomedical Engineering) was among a number of researchers who have developed an innovative soft robotic sleeve which can help a heart to beat. Her work has the potential to create new treatments for heart failure. More in The Irish Times, RTÉ News, and Harvard News.
Treating Teddy: The 12th annual Teddy Bear Hospital, organised by the Sláinte Society, admitted over 1,300 sick teddy bears, accompanied by their young minders. More on RTÉ News and RTÉ News2Day (@ 5.25). G >>> Thug Nuacht TG4 (@ 24.13) cuairt ar an ospidéal chomh maith!
Plastic in our Food: Dr Audrey Morley (Geography) and some of her postgraduate students featured this week on RTÉ’s Eco Eye (@ 9.15) highlighting the vast amount of microplastics in Irish sea food.
Global Warming: Professor Colin O’Dowd (Ryan Institute) spoke to The Irish Times about recent figures from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) that show 2016 ranking among the warmest years on record.
Smart Study Smart Life aims to assist students learn smart tools, tips and tricks to make study and research easier and more satisfying and to save valuable time for the important people and activities in their lives. It’s not about working harder, but working smarter.
These exciting and practical workshops have a strong focus on ‘learning by doing’. The great thing about ‘Smart Study’ techniques is that they can be learned by any student. These ‘Smart Study’ tools are a must not only for students who may be struggling but also for those who usually do well to do even better. If you are a student who finds managing your time, essay writing, study skills, presentation skills or IT Study & Research tools challenging, or a student who likes to maximise your potential, there is something for you in this programme.
There are also some life-skills workshops and short courses and other activities to help with personal development and stress and anxiety management.
The benefit is more enjoyment in your academic life and more time for play.
For the complete programme and booking form go to www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness-spring17