CNGL is offering a number of internships designed for undergraduate students to participate in and contribute to exciting CNGL research projects. The 8-week projects would begin in June 2010.
You can view the project proposals and further information at: http://www.cngl.ie/internships.html.
For the past four years, in February, start of semester 2, IBM/DCU run a module in IT Architecture culminating a two day workshop giving students the opportunity to learn, apply and demonstrate architectural thinking through a series of practical exercises with a final presentation from the students at the end of the course. The workshop is run by a team of experienced IBM IT Architects from IBM's Global Services division from Ireland and the UK in conjunction with DCU lecturers. Students then present a written proposal for examination as well as a team presentation on which they are assessed for the module.
IBM offers a world of opportunity to start something Extreme!
Extreme Blue is IBM's program designed to provide outstanding students(Top 10% of Class) in Computer Science and MBA/MSIS/Business programmes from around the country, with an unforgettable internship experience. Drawing from a wealth of resources that only IBM can provide, this challenging internship program combines competitive compensation, unparalleled technical expertise -- and a leading-edge work environment. Extreme Blue participants often go on to permanent positions within IBM. The positions are based in the IBM Dublin Software Lab in the IBM Technology Campus in Mulhuddart. The internship will begin from June 2010 onwards and will finish end of September 2010 with the Extreme Blue Expo.
Over 250 second level students all over Ireland are taking the first round paper of the CNGL All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) in their own schools this week.
Following the success of last year's inaugural AILO competition, CNGL invited transition-year, 5th- and 6th-year students in Ireland and Northern Ireland with an interest in languages and good analytical skills to put them together, learn about linguistics, and participate in this fun competition. The winners of the overall AILO individual competition will represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Sweden in July 2010.
Many disciplines such as science, maths, creative writing, and music run competitions to find the most promising young students. A Linguistics Olympiad involves face-to-face competition where teams or individuals have to use their ingenuity, creativity and skill to solve language-related problems. No specialist linguistics knowledge is assumed.