Final preparation for Graduate Exhibition 2017Posted: 30 May, 2017
Students from the School of Creative Arts in DIT had a surprise visit last week as they put the finishing touches to their Graduate Exhibition.
On a beautiful sunny afternoon, Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD and Education Spokesperson Thomas Byrne, TD paid a visit to DIT Grangegorman to see the campus and its facilities and met with student designers, researchers and entrepreneurs.
Deputy Martin and Deputy Byrne visited the DIT School of Creative Arts where Head of School, Kieran Corcoran showed them around. The visitors chatted to some of the art and design students who are preparing for this year’s exhibition, Making a Show. The exhibition opens on 01 June and runs until Saturday 10 June. It is open to the public and features the work of the graduating classes of Fine Art, Visual Communications, Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, Furniture Design and Product Design.
The next stop on the tour was the Greenway Hub, a centre for research and innovation in the heart of the Grangegorman campus. Ms Bernadette O’Reilly, Manager of the DIT Hothouse incubation centre, was there to meet them and introduced them to Elm Solutions, one of the latest High Potential Start-Ups currently based on campus. They also met some of the entrepreneurs on the New Frontiers programme, funded by Enterprise Ireland and run by DIT Hothouse, and heard about the products they are working on and plan to launch.
Next stop was the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) and Dr. Jesus Frias, Academic Leader of ESHI introduced Deputy Martin and Deputy Byrne to some PhD students from the Dublin Energy Lab who explained their research projects on solar and wind energy. On the next floor, Professor James Loughman and a team of researchers in the Centre for Eye Research Ireland talked about their clinical trials on Myopia (short-sightedness) in children and glaucoma.