Limerick researcher makes quick work of three-sis

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSeducationhealthlimerickNewsResearch Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLA band to make a tour documentary in LimerickNext articleGovernment report claims Limerick parents pay €159 a week for childcare Alan Jacques center_img Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick PhD student James Blackwell from Ballyneety.Photo: Sean Lydon.IT took a Limerick student just three minutes to explain the intricacies of finding brain tumours by ultrasound.James Blackwell from Ballineety was rewarded for his inventiveness when he was declared overall winner of this year’s NUI Galway’s Three-sis competition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fast-paced event featured three-minute talks by 12 researchers who shared the story of their research using just three presentation slides, in front of three judges and a voting audience.James took the overall award for his bite-sized talk ‘Finding brain tumours using ultrasound’.The Limerick man is a PhD candidate split between the School of Physics and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway. His research involves using ultrasound to create stiffness maps of the brain. These can help surgeons to identify brain tumours and other diseases. His work is supported by the Irish Research Council.The Threesis competition was initiated at NUI Galway in 2012. It is open to all research students and postdoctoral researchers at NUI Galway. Finalists included undergraduate students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from across all Colleges on campus.Videos of the three winning presentations are available at NewsEducationHealthLimerick researcher makes quick work of three-sisBy Alan Jacques – December 27, 2018 1680 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebooklast_img read more

OCHS Seniors Create Custom Bikes to Help Fight Poverty

first_imgOcean City High School seniors, Korey Greene and Nick Oteri, are taking the bike industry by storm with their company Frankencycles. The two innovative entrepreneurs are using discarded bike frames, that were headed to landfills, and upcycling them into creative unique tall bikes.Korey Greene is the CEO and Designer. He is a self-taught welder and does all the chopping, sanding and stacking to make each custom bike come to life. With an interest in making the world a greener place and an ambition to achieve a degree in Electrical & Aerospace Engineering, Greene works tirelessly to ensure that his customers are satisfied with his newest creations.Nick Oteri is the CFO and Marketing Director. He uses his wide variety of contacts to keep a valuable supply of scrapped bikes ready to be made into masterpieces. Oteri has also used branding knowledge to produce Frankencycles apparel including t-shirts and coach jackets which they use to give back to the community. A portion of their apparel sales goes to the Robin Hood Foundation which helps fight poverty in New York City.Oteri has had the opportunity to be mentored by a Wall Street entrepreneur for over two years and was able to attend the JP Morgan Robin Hood NYC Investors Conference with him. At this conference, Oteri represented Frankencycles and presented the foundation with their $100.00 donation.Even though it might seem nerve-wracking to ride on one of these tall attention-commanding bikes, the duo promises cruising around is easier than it looks. They ensure the only instructions are to relax and enjoy the view these bikes provide.With Korey Greene and Nick Oteri at the helm of this cutting-edge business, the sky is the limit for Frankencycles.  Interested in learning more? Like and /or Follow them on Facebook: @Frankencycleslast_img read more