CLARITY held it's annual Summer Research Event on August 9th at Leopardstown Racecourse. The afternoon started with an introduction to CLARITY Education and Outreach activities by E&O Manager Aoibheann Bird, followed by presentations from our CLARITY Undergraduate Intern Students. The presentations were given in "Thesis in 3" style and ranged in topics from:
Sinead McKeon - "Development of a CLARITY Education and Outreach Toolkit"
Aoibheann Walsh - "Smart Shirt for Remote Respiratory Monitoring"
Simon Clynes - "Social Q&A"
Jeremiah Dunn - "Development of Smartphone/Tablet Applications for Sports Performance Analysis"
Ebenezer Olajide - "Interactive Player Tracking In A Video Camera Network For Team Sports"
Linda Barret - "Optical Detection of Relevant Biomarkers"
Emma Sesmero Diaz - "In The Zone - Product Recommender System"
Conor Gallagher - "The Science of Art & The Art of Science"
The afternoon continued with a "CLARITY Overview and Update" given by Deputy Director Alan Smeaton and was topped off by cheering on Katie Taylor in the Olympic Women's Lightweight Boxing Final, watching her bring home the gold to the delights of the crowd! The social element of the event continued into the evening with some horseracing and many of us trying to figure out our placebet from our trio! There was also a bit of chocolatey and balloon science fun thrown into the mix.....amazing how these little experiments can be used to entertain both kids and adults alike!
Many thanks to all who attend and made it a great event!
Katie Taylor's final in boxing at the races!
Winning Balloon Sculpture Runners Up - Octopus Madness!
Chocolatey science fun! Bernoull-he-can......................Bernoull-he-can't!