Academic

Academic society logoThe Academic society is a special interest group for engineers who lecture or conduct research in third-level institutions or graduate students who aspire to careers in academia.

Its mission is to promote the advancement of academic standards in engineering and facilitate and organise activities for key academic groups. It aims to develop and disseminate a body of knowledge for engineers working within the academic community which will also serve those engineering professionals with an interest in academic topics. Members can benefit from: Networking with colleagues Networking with industry experts Keeping up to date with the latest events, technical presentations and access to research and support material. Attending events, courses, site visits and customised seminars to advance their continuous professional development.

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Remembering Tom Kenny: 'A gentleman engineer'

May 2022 marks a year since the passing of Tom Kenny, civil engineer and construction manager, whose work helped shape the landscape of Ireland’s northwest. 'A true gentleman' is how Tom is most often described in the messages of condolence sent to his family in the past year.

Why CPD matters to me: TOBIN Consulting Engineers MD Ciaran McGovern

With regard to CPD, Ciaran McGovern says it's not just a case of 'change is the only constant in life', but that 'there are decades where nothing happens and there are weeks where decades happen'.

Exploration of authentic teaching, learning, and assessment practice in CPD in the built environment: Part 1 – teaching and learning panel

The aim of the seminar was to explore authentic and appropriate teaching, learning, and assessment practice in CPD through a multidisciplinary and international lens, and to identify opportunities for learning enhancement in the built environment.

What lies beneath: How game-theory logic underpins many of our seemingly odd and irrational decisions

In a new book, a research management scientist examines how game-theory logic underpins many of our seemingly odd and irrational decisions.

Study finds an unexpected upside to workplace impostor thoughts

Employees harbouring such thoughts often excel at teamwork, cooperation, and socialising.

Engineers use artificial intelligence to capture the complexity of breaking waves

Their model’s predictions should help researchers improve ocean climate simulations and hone the design of offshore structures.

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Joining the Academic society means keeping up-to-date with the latest industry developments and emerging trends.

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Our committees arrange and host technical presentations, discussions, debate and social events in our regions and represent the group at liaison committee. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact one of the team.

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