On 14th August the Hamilton/Beaufort symposium took place in the Research and Engineering Building. At the symposium this year’s Hamilton and Beaufort scholars presented posters on their projects, undertaken this summer under the supervision of experienced researchers and academics.
The Hamilton and Beaufort programmes are provided by the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR), Sensors and Separations Group (SSC) and the Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub (MESTECH), all based in DCU. They provide funding for a select number of undergraduate and final-year students to work on specific research projects while receiving a stipend. This is a great opportunity for young researchers to gain valuable experience of working in a lab and in a research group, alongside the country’s leading experts in their fields.
Professor Dermot Diamond (Director of the NCSR) chaired the event. After the presentations certificates were awarded to Cara Moloney, Kevin Callanan, Mitchell Newton and Robert Murphy (Hamilton), along with Ciara Byrne and Alan Barrett (Beaufort).
This year saw a new introduction to the Hamilton programme, a student exchange facilitated by Kansas University (KU) and the DCU ACCESS service. This allowed Robert Murphy to travel to KU for the duration of the programme while Kansas student Mitchell Newton came to DCU.
Overall the symposium was a great success, as were the programmes themselves. We hope to see many similar events for the future.
Students interested in finding out more about these scholarships should contact the NCSR directly.