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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Algorithm helps artificial intelligence systems dodge 'adversarial' inputs

Method builds on gaming techniques to help autonomous vehicles navigate in the real world, where signals may be imperfect.

Collaborative teaching of engineering and architecture students

Engineers and architects require effective communication and interdisciplinary team working to be successful throughout their career which, is often overlooked during formal undergraduate education, write Dr Jennifer Keenahan and Dr Daniel McCrum of University College Dublin's School of Civil Engineering.

Could we recycle plastic bags into fabrics of the future?

Engineers have developed self-cooling fabrics from polyethylene, a material commonly used in plastic bags.

Why I became an engineer: Catriona Hewetson of Intel Ireland

Intel Ireland senior software engineer Catriona Hewetson is working on software to enable the next generation of low power artificial intelligence hardware. She has spent most of the last 14 years working on low level software that enables new hardware accelerators (machine learning, cryptography, compression, etc.) to power future technologies. 

Startup empowers women to improve access to safe drinking water

Saha Global helps Ghanaian women start profitable water treatment businesses to serve their communities.

New 'metalens' shifts focus without tilting or moving

The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.


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Benefits of selecting the Academic society
Joining the Academic society means keeping up-to-date with the latest industry developments and emerging trends, as well as accessing the best events in your area, all part of your CPD. You can meet with colleagues and industry experts, all the while getting timely updates on events taking place in the Academic society.

Become a member of Engineers Ireland

Being a member of the Engineers Ireland community shows your commitment to delivering excellence in engineering. As our member, we support your professional development and help you to expand your career at home and abroad.

Your Committee contacts

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.

Academic society Committee Member documentation
As an assigned committee member, your login will allow you access to committee documentation such as agendas, minutes and draft papers.