Research – Class Conflict in Literature: The Role of University Settings in Understanding Social Dynamics

Article by Mairead Maguire (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, History and Political Science) The title of my research project is ‘Class Conflict in Literature: The Role of University Settings in Understanding Social Dynamics’. Through my analysis of three fictional texts, as well as my studying of existing research on the realities of class and education, I endeavouredContinue reading “Research – Class Conflict in Literature: The Role of University Settings in Understanding Social Dynamics”

Research – Make It Up as You Go Along 

Article by Éamon Ó Catháin  (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, Environmental science) You won’t know what to do until you start doing it. So the only logical thing to do is to begin. Then you can make sense of it afterwards.   During the summer of 2021 I carried out a research project in which I measured theContinue reading “Research – Make It Up as You Go Along “

Research – Automatic Counting of Heterogeneous Bacteria Colonies on Contact Plates

Article by Joe Linogao (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, Engineering with Management) One of the main components of the Laidlaw Programme was the 6 weeks dedicated to the  Summer research project. This, as is for many people, was the main appeal of the programme and I was super excited to get into researching. My project was titled,Continue reading “Research – Automatic Counting of Heterogeneous Bacteria Colonies on Contact Plates”

Research – The Development of Natural Sustainable Materials for CO2 Capture

Article by Aoife Donohoe (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, Chemistry) This summer I spent 6 weeks working in a research lab and realized that I was exactly where I wanted to be. Since secondary school I knew I wanted to do something “sciencey” but was unsure about the exact career path I wanted to go down. ThisContinue reading “Research – The Development of Natural Sustainable Materials for CO2 Capture”

Research – Ionic Liquids: A novel green approach to the development of anti-inflammatory drugs

Article by Isabella Stein (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, Pharmacy) I’ve had six weeks of mayhem. Beautiful mayhem. Some things work, some things don’t. However, to quote The Mandalorian “This is the way”, and rightly so.   The six weeks of research have flown. I find that when you are working in a lab-based environment you feel aContinue reading “Research – Ionic Liquids: A novel green approach to the development of anti-inflammatory drugs”

Research – How did the digital LGBTQ+ community use nostalgia and social media to cope during the Covid-19 pandemic? (Kyle Ginsberg)

Article by Kyle Ginsberg (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, TSM English and Sociology) My research project investigated how the LGBTQ+ community on Twitter utilised nostalgia and social media to cope during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. By looking through tweets from March – August 2020, media consumption, social wellness, and lockdown fatigue can all be retrospectively analysed. FourContinue reading “Research – How did the digital LGBTQ+ community use nostalgia and social media to cope during the Covid-19 pandemic? (Kyle Ginsberg)”

Leadership Session – “Communication and Connection in Leadership ” (ft. Cathal Quinn, Head of Voice, The Lir Academy)

Article by Eimear Kearins (Economical and Political Science, 2021 Laidlaw Scholars) When we were told our Leadership 2 workshop was planned to be in person, to say I was ecstatic is an understatement. But due to the nature of the past 15 months, I kept waiting for an email breaking the news that it wasContinue reading “Leadership Session – “Communication and Connection in Leadership ” (ft. Cathal Quinn, Head of Voice, The Lir Academy)”

Laidlaw Foundation Visit (September 2021)

Article by Joe Linogao (Engineering with Management, 2021 Laidlaw Scholars) On the 15th September 2021, the Laidlaw community at Trinity College were invited to take part in a presentation and reception as part of a visit to Trinity from the Laidlaw Foundation. It was a day where we finally got to see each  other faceContinue reading “Laidlaw Foundation Visit (September 2021)”

Leadership Reflections (Laoise Murray)

Article by Laoise Murray (Law, 2021 Laidlaw Scholars) To me and many others the Laidlaw Leadership Programme has been a distinctive turning point in our lives. I mean just who in the world gets the chance to spend a whole summer learning about the idea that intrigues them the most? My granny is my educationalContinue reading “Leadership Reflections (Laoise Murray)”

Leadership Session – “Foundations of Leadership and Research” (ft. Provost-elect Linda Doyle)

“My understanding of the value of professional relationships, research, and even my own self-worth has begun to shift and completely rearrange itself. This change is challenging, exciting, and pretty scary since the future is so uncertain and there are new opportunities we don’t even know about yet that will present themselves.”