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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Giving bug-like bots a boost

A new fabrication technique produces low-voltage, power-dense artificial muscles that improve the performance of flying microrobots.

Engineers test an idea for a new hovering rover

A levitating vehicle might some day explore the moon, asteroids, and other airless planetary surfaces. 

Why CPD matters to me: Trevor McSharry, head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, IT Sligo

Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at IT Sligo, Trevor McSharry would have as his CPD motto, ‘The only constant is change and CPD and lifelong learning is a key enabler to change for everybody.’

N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin case study: Linear wetland and grass surface water channels

The N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin is a 14.7km highway project, developed to replace the existing substandard single carriageway. This case study focuses on the use of two drainage solutions adopted as part of the project that reduced the cost of construction and mitigated the impacts of the project on the environment.

Revealed: The world’s longest flexible fibre battery

The rechargeable battery can be woven and washed, and could provide power for fibre-based electronic devices and sensors.

Climate and biodiversity crisis: Mother nature to the rescue

If we thought we could build our way out of the climate and biodiversity crisis with more advanced human technology, the pandemic taught us that we are far more vulnerable to the powers of nature than we previously dared to admit, and that working with instead of against nature is the only way forward. 

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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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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.

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