25 Nov 2018: Mathematical Sciences at the DIT open day

The DIT Open Day will take place on 30 November and 1 December 2018. Over these two days, hundreds of prospective students will come to DIT's Aungier Street campus to meet with lecturing and support staff and learn about our programmes and opportunities for study.

As always, the School of Mathematical Sciences will be represented and available to answer questions about our full-time undergraduate programmes in Mathematical Sciences and Industrial Mathematics, our part-time programmes in Mathematics, our MSc programmes and our continuing professional development programmes in Data Analysis for Professionals and Applied Statistics.

Most importantly, from 1 January 2019 DIT will be becoming the first technological university in Ireland and the open day will be an opportunity to talk to students about Technological University Dublin, familiarise applicants and their families with this exciting development, whilst emphasising the experience, history and strengths which we bring into TU Dublin.

The open day also allows young people to discuss and explore the opportunities and careers available in mathematical sciences.

24 Nov 2018: Career showcase for mathematical science graduates

On Monday 3 December 2018, the School will be holding its biennial Career Showcase event. The event invites all Stage 2, Stage 3 and Stage 4 students of our full-time undergraduate programmes, BSc Mathematical Sciences and BSc Industrial Mathematics, to listen to presentations from a variety of companies about their employment sectors. This year students will be able to meet representatives of Zurich, SAP, the Central Bank and Accenture to discuss graduate opportunities, career paths and ask questions about their employment sectors.

Thus, the Career Showcase will provide an insight into how large companies do business, representatives will describe the importance of mathematics to their business and the roles for mathematics graduates, which supports our graduates' future career choices and job applications.

The event also follows on from a very successful research career event at which undergraduates from the final stages of their degrees had an opportunity to find out about opportunities for postgraduate research in the School of Mathematical Sciences and hear the perspectives of both researchers and current postgraduate students.

3 Nov 2018: Rossen Ivanov receives DIT honorary professorship

Our colleague, Rossen Ivanov has been awarded an Honorary Professorship from DIT. We warmly congratulate Professor Ivanov on this award that recognises his significant contribution to research and the Dublin Institute of Technology!

The award was bestowed upon Rossen by the President during the graduation ceremony in St Patrick's Cathedral on Saturday 3 November. It was a magnificent occasion and we wish Rossen continued success with his research and future collaborations.

Professor Rossen Ivanov (right) receiving his DIT Honorary Professorship from the President (left).

20 Nov 2018: School of Mathematical Sciences recognised for curriculum-based community learning

The DIT Students Learning With Communities programme recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The School of Mathematical Sciences has interacted with the SLWC project throughout this time with many of our undergraduate students engaging with learning with the community during their work placement in third year.  Our students bring their valuable mathematical background and expertise to projects with community partners and help analyse and solve their problems.

In recognition of this interaction, the School received a certificate to mark its involvement and three members of staff also received certificates for their work. Happy birthday to SLWC!

18 Oct 2018: DIT hosts Mathsweek events for school children

Mathsweek 2018 took place from 13 October to 20 October 2018 and, as always, the School of Mathematical Sciences played its part hosting two days of fun and exciting events for children in the Gleeson Hall on our Kevin Street campus.

The events were a huge success and welcomed school children from 1st and 2nd year of secondary school on Monday (including Woodbrook College, Co Wicklow; St Paul’s Secondary School, Greenhills; St. Pius X College, Co Derry; Catholic University School, Dublin; and Ardscoil La Salle, Raheny) and 5th and 6th class of primary school on Wednesday (including St. Declan’s N.S., Co Meath; Thornleigh Educate Together N.S., Swords; OLV Boys School, Dublin; Scoil an Duinnínigh, Swords; St. Laurence’s N.S., Baldoyle; and St. Patrick’s SNS, Blanchardstown) to take part in a combination of puzzles, games and competitions.

In total over 550 children took part and attended the entertaining presentations by Dr Ken Farquhar and Kjartan Poskitt (author of the best-selling, Murderous Maths books). As always, the children were enthralled by their antics, tricks and jokes and the feedback from the schools was superb.

The schoolchildren thoroughly enjoyed the events, had plenty of fun and most importantly, discovered a new interest in mathematics.

Dr Ken Farquhar entertaining secondary-school children at Mathsweek in DIT, Kevin Street.
Kjartan Poskitt (author of the Murderous Maths books) at the Gleeson Hall, DIT, Kevin Street during Mathsweek.