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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Why sustainable fashion is aiming to make green the new black

Fast fashion, which encourages clothing to be quickly discarded and replaced, uses significant amounts of natural, social, and creative resources and creates excessive waste. Research into sustainable fashion aims to change this.

'Essence of NUI Galway': Prof Padraic O’Donoghue retires after 24 years as civil engineering chair

Prof Padraic O’Donoghue has been professor of civil engineering at NUI Galway since 1997, after previously having worked in University College Dublin as a lecturer in civil engineering for seven years. 

Roman concrete's secret strengthening ingredient? A 2,050-year-old Roman tomb holds the answers

A study about a 2,050-year-old Roman tomb has uncovered some interesting information about the nature of Roman-era concrete. Despite being a very ancient technology, the durability of this material has long stumped experts, until now.

Tool for predicting pedestrian flow expands its reach

Long-term study of Melbourne, Australia, shows how urban development and change affects pedestrians, not just automobiles.

Blockchain technology could provide secure communications for robot teams

The transaction-based communications system ensures robot teams achieve their goal even if some robots are hacked.

Artificial intelligence is smart, but does it play well with others?

Humans find AI to be a frustrating teammate when playing a cooperative game together, posing challenges for 'teaming intelligence', study shows. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.