18 TY students from 16 different schools, including Donegal and Tipperary, took part in Week 1 of the 2019 CEIA-Tyndall HighTechElec Transition Year programme, which took place from 11-15 Feb.
During the week, TY students participated in technology workshops & talks including: Sand to Silicon, Environment & Energy, MakerDojo, Photonics and Arduino, and met with staff and researchers from Tyndall, Nimbus, UCC, CIT and CEIA member companies. Students also spent 1 day at Boston Scientific, Horner APG, MOOG, Cork Internet eXchange, Sanmina, Firecomms, Pilz Automation, Flex, s3 Group, McKesson, Johnson Controls and Dell/EMC.
At the end of the week, the students participated in the TechnoDen competition, where they presented an idea for a new product or service to a panel of judges including: Vinayak Chavan (Tyndall), Emily Twomey (Nimbus), Dr Lorraine Nagle (Tyndall) and Dr Ivan O’Connell (Tyndall).
Week 1 TechnoDen winners were Eva McDonnell (Ursuline Secondary School Blackrock), Aoife Condon (Mount Mercy College, Cork), and Simon Humphries (St Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh, Tipperary) for their idea ‘A dopamine level sensor which incorporates the use of microneedles‘.