Thursday, 11 March 2021

The fourth CSE EDI Seminar took place on March 8th from 2pm-3pm     Speaker: Professor Abhay Pandit   Title: Q&A Session on advancing EDI in STEM – Staff and Students will have an opportunity to ask Abhay EDI related questions   Bio: Professor Abhay Pandit is the Established Professor in Biomaterials and Scientific Director of CÚRAM, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Centre for Research in Medical Devices at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Prof Pandit has over thirty years of experience in the field of biomaterials. After a seven-year stint in the industry, he has worked in academia for the last 18 years. Prof. Pandit’s research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the 7th EU Framework programme, Enterprise Ireland, Health Research Board, the AO Foundation and industry sources above €150 million. Prof. Pandit was elected to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the creation of a national centre to develop innovative device-based solutions for the treatment of global chronic diseases. He is the first Irish academic to earn this distinction. He is the author of 27 patents and has licensed three technologies to medical device companies. Prof Pandit has published >300 papers in peer-reviewed high impact journals, >700 conference abstracts with an h-index of 62 and ~15,053 citations. Prof. Pandit has successfully supervised 36 PhD students, 24 postdoctoral researchers with a current cohort of eight Postdoctoral researchers, 20 PhD students and three research associates.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Dr Pau Farràs Costa and the School of Chemistry hosted an event on Tuesday the 9th of February for the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast, a worldwide series of events organised by IUPAC (International Union or Pure and Applied Chemistry). Attendees had a virtual breakfast with members of the school and had an insightful discussion about career opportunities in academia and beyond.

Friday, 22 January 2021

The third CSE EDI Seminar will take place on January 20th from 11am-12pm Join Microsoft Teams Meeting   Professor Laoise McNamara is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Vice Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Science and Engineering at NUI Galway. She leads the Mechanobiology and Medical Device Research group (, who work at the interface between engineering and biology to study bone disease. Her research has been awarded prestigious European Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland and Irish Research Council Awards. Her group have published widely and have been awarded numerous awards. Laoise was awarded the Irish Research Council “Researcher of the Year” award in 2019. She collaborates with industry applying her expertise for pre-clinical assessment of medical devices. She is a member of the Executive board for the SFI funded Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CURAM). She was the Vice Dean for Recruitment and Internationalisation in the former College of Engineering and Informatics (2017-2020).   In this seminar Laoise will reflect on the enablers of her research achievements and the challenges she encountered along the way. She will also reflect on her experience of Leadership, particularly on the importance of mentoring and building teams with different perspectives. She will discuss projects she has undertaken to improve gender diversity in Engineering and her ongoing work as Vice Dean for Research and Innovation.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Intel Ireland unveils the latest recipients of the Women in Technology scholarships   NUIG have two successful NUIG student recipients of the Intel WIT scholars this month! Eimear McDonnell, a 3rd year Environmental Health and Safety student and Emily Metadjer, a 2nd year Computer Science Student.   15 years ago Intel in Ireland launched its Women in Technology scholarship program for the first time. Since then, the program has gone from strength to strength and continues today to form an important part of our wider commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion at every level of our company and the broader industry. The scholarship program aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology and to empower them by fostering educational opportunities.   Read more   NUIG Recipients of the Intel WIT scholars Top Left in photo: Eimear McDonnell. Westport, Co. Mayo, a 3rd year Environmental Health and Safety student. Bottom Left in photo: Emily Metadjer, Shrule, Co. Mayo, a 2nd year Computer Science Student

Monday, 18 January 2021

Title: “Influence without power: personal perspectives on the EDI journey of an early career researcher”   Bianca Pereira proposed how students and early career staff can make a difference for equality, diversity and inclusion by influencing change without hierarchical power. She illustrated her argument with stories and observations from her own journey, discussing cultural and organisational challenges and proposing possible ways to overcome or at least minimise these challenges.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Prof. Martin Leahy, will give a virtual seminar today as part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy at NUI Galway's College of Science and Engineering. Title: "Enabling diversity at research group, consortium and scientific society level". Date: 21st October 2020

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Click here for details on our seminar series. 

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

The 4th workshop of the Ingenic group (Irish Network for Gender Equality at National 3rd Level Institutions for Computing) was hosted by NUIG and GMIT and took place in NUI Galway during the summer. Representatives from IT Carlow, GMIT, NUIG, IADT Dun Laoghaire, Letterkenny IT, Sligo IT, TU, Dublin Campus, Limerick IT, UCC, TCD, and Dundalk IT attended. The aim of INGENIC is to ·         Help to increase the enrolment of females on third level computing programmes ·         Improve on the experience of all students within computing programmes ·         Identify and develop supports for staff development in line with national and international recommendations for improving gender diversity and equality ·         Support collaborative approaches to address these aims.

Monday, 4 November 2019

The School of Engineering, in collaboration with Launchpad at NUI Galway and Engineers Ireland, organised a series of career talks during the recent Undergraduate Open Days on October 4th-5th, 2019. At the event, eight inspiring Engineers from different engineering disciplines, including civil, mechanical, biomedical and electronic/electrical, described their reasons for choosing engineering and showed a diversity of their career paths.

Monday, 19 August 2019

In July 2019, a group of graduates of the first class of the Youth Academy, were invited to Boston College in Massachusetts, USA, to take part in a week long leadership programme aimed at high school students. Now aged 16-18 years, the NUI Galway Youth Academy graduates were invited to apply for a place on Boston College’s Ever to Excel high school leadership programme and 10 students were offered a full scholarship place including flights, accommodation and fees.  Boston College, a Jesuit liberal arts university, brought together 183 high school students from Japan, Jamaica, Venezuala, Ireland and all across the US to experience a week long programme of mentorship, workshops, activities, keynote speakers and opportunities to explore Boston.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Two of our students , Karolina Sedyte and Marissa Britton,  were selected for the International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women ( and provided with College of Engineering and Informatics scholarships. Karolina and Marissa made these videos discussing the Academy.