Summer 2 Leadership In Action Reflection – Investigating Nature-Based Solutions

Article by Bev Genockey (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, Zoology) My summer two work on my Laidlaw project was both exciting and challenging, and has presented me with great opportunities to engage with individuals and groups relevant to my research interests, as well as reaffirming my desire to extend my work in this research area beyond theContinue reading “Summer 2 Leadership In Action Reflection – Investigating Nature-Based Solutions”

LiA Project Reflection – Child Benefit Fiji

Article by Ben McConkey (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, PPES) My Summer 2 on the Laidlaw Programme was spent working with ThinkPacific, an NGO set up as a connecting body for a series of charities in Fiji. Typically, scholars would visit Fiji and help local communities on the ground, however this year the experience more too theContinue reading “LiA Project Reflection – Child Benefit Fiji”

Leadership In Action: Searching for Distant Supernovae

Article by Ana Sainz de Murieta (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, Theoretical Physics) At the end of last century measurements of distant exploding stars, or supernovae, showed us that the expansion of the Universe is speeding up. This led to the discovery of dark energy. During my first summer of Laidlaw, I worked on a machine learningContinue reading “Leadership In Action: Searching for Distant Supernovae”

LiA Project – “The Development of Drug Delivery Systems to Treat Pulmonary Disease States Associated with Excess Mucus”

Article by Lucija Sili (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, Pharmacy) In Summer 2 of the Laidlaw Programme I have the opportunity to expand upon my pharmaceutical research from the previous Summer as part of the ‘In-field application of research’ component of the Leadership-in-Action (LIA). My objective this summer was to lead a more challenging project which wouldContinue reading “LiA Project – “The Development of Drug Delivery Systems to Treat Pulmonary Disease States Associated with Excess Mucus””

LiA Project – Getting to know Fiji!

Article by Janina Knörzer (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, History) It is a warm summer day. The sun is shining bright. I find myself in front of my laptop in the living room, which will be my “office” for the next few weeks. On the other side of the world in Fiji, it is a hot dayContinue reading “LiA Project – Getting to know Fiji!”

LiA Project – Who Gets a Say? (Ceola Daly)

Article by Ceola Daly (Laidlaw Scholars 2020, TSM English and Drama) This past summer I did an infield application of research that had me working with Dr. Miranda Fay Thomas as a Research Assistant. My time working with Dr. Thomas had two objectives; the first was to assist on their editing of an edition ofContinue reading “LiA Project – Who Gets a Say? (Ceola Daly)”

LiA Project – Development of a Bio-Inspired Soft Toy for Hospitalised Children and a Trinity Robotics Team (Dylan Cuskelly)

Article by Dylan Cuskelly (Physical Sciences, Laidlaw Scholar 2020) For my leadership-in-action project this summer I leveraged my familiarity with the engineering design process and the skills I learned during summer 1 in an infield application of research to develop a version of a bio-inspired soft robotic toy for hospitalised children, previously developed by MollyContinue reading “LiA Project – Development of a Bio-Inspired Soft Toy for Hospitalised Children and a Trinity Robotics Team (Dylan Cuskelly)”

LiA Project – International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (Shane Coleman-Macken)

Article by Shane Coleman-Macken (2020 Laidlaw Scholars, TSM English Literature and History) When conducting research within an academic setting, I have always found that research within the Arts and Humanities can often come across as conducted within a vacuum. In my disciplines of English Literature and History, my work is concerned with looking into theContinue reading “LiA Project – International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (Shane Coleman-Macken)”