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A student at GMIT’s National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology in Letterfrack has been selected to join an Irish team competing in WorldSkills 2017, taking place in in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 14 to 19 October.
Tommy Carew is a designer and maker of wooden furniture and hand carved wood sculptures. Tommy recently moved to Galway with his family and has set up a studio workshop in Newcastle from where he makes handmade furniture and sculptures and runs Tommy Carew Design. Tommy’s work will feature in the annual Irish Design Works exhibition in the Niland Gallery, Merchant’s Road from July 17-30 in an annual show which highlights some of the country’s finest designers and makers.
A team led by NUI Galway has been awarded €4.8 Million in Horizon 2020 EU funding for their project ROCSAFE (Remotely Operated CBRNe Scene Assessment & Forensic Examination), which will use robotics and intelligent reasoning to gather forensic evidence in the event of a chemical, biological or nuclear incident. Led by Dr Michael Madden from the College of Engineering & Informatics at NUI Galway, the ROCSAFE project will focus on developing ICT and Security software to gather forensic intelligence in the event of a terrorist attack.