30.07.2019 - 31.07.2019

IPIC celebrates International Day of Light 2019

Tyndall National Institute

The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace.

On 16th May 2019, IPIC marked this global initiative with a full day of activities onsite at Tyndall National Institute.  The day began with a visit to the Institute by two local secondary schools, Coláiste Daibhéid and Coláiste and Phiarsaigh.  During their visit, the students met with researchers from across IPIC’s four research themes and learned about some of the projects that the groups are working on.

10.06.2019

Welcome to our 2019 Summer Undergraduate Bursary Students

Tyndall National Institute

On Monday 10th June, we welcomed our 2019 cohort of undergraduate students to IPIC.  Over the next 10 weeks, the students will conduct a research project under the supervision of our Principal Investigators and also participate in a bespoke training and development programme.

This year 11 students were successfully awarded places on our bursary programme following a competitive application process.  The students are currently registered undergraduates across physics, maths, electrical engineering, astrophysics and environmental science courses attending University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick, NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast.

The IPIC summer undergraduate bursary programme is a core part of IPIC’s Education & Public Engagement programme.  It offers undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake research projects in photonics, giving them access to our world class research facilities.  The programme gives students the opportunity to experience what a research career might involve and gives them an insight into postgraduate study.