Transition Year Work Experience Apr02

Transition Year Work Experience...

For one week of work experience I went to Tyndall. Tyndall is one of Europe’s leading research centers in information and communications technology. I was given a glimpse of the adult way of life and more importantly how they put food on the table. I was in awe at what I saw over this week.             I walked in the door of Tyndall and immediately I knew I was going to enjoy the week. I was greeted by 19 other students who were doing the CEIA High Tech Elec program. What really amazed me was the building. The foyer wall was glass and you could see into the largest fabrication on site. Here were some of the brightest minds living in Cork are, and I was able to see them dressed in their protective gear, going about their daily lives. On the first day we were showed around the building and were informed of what work happens in Tyndall. We sat through a number of talks that were about micro needles and batteries. Micro needles fascinated me. They can be used as just a patch like a plaster. Underneath the patch there are a lot of micro needles that go into your skin, but they don’t go deep enough for you to feel them. Yet they are deep enough to allow medicine flow into the blood stream. With the huge advances being made in electronics the battery life in our devices has become shorter. Lithium ion batteries are no longer powerful enough. Lithium air batteries seem to be the way forward. The micro needle was invented in Tyndall.             Our next day had much the same format. A talk on electronics and 3D printing interested me the most that day. Tyndall have made a...

Life

Life, it’s good and bad. Someone, have a good life Someone, have a bad life  Someone is dreaming of good life  When somebody is already having a good life… We see and learn many things during life Someone always likes to dream When someone lives up to their dreams  We laugh we cry and we get angry When someone finds their life hard  Someone else finds it good and cool This is our life It could be bad or good, sad or happy Whatever happens live, laugh and love your life.   Peter...

A Bit of Faith

The whistle sounded we’d made it; this year’s Heineken Cup final would be featuring Munster! It all started way back sometime in mid-July when we first met up for pre-season training. After being introduced to our new head coach Ger Greene. We were put through our paces to be fit and ready for our first competitive match of the year. The training was finished it was now time to put into action all that Ger had taught us in the very little time he had to coach us. The first five games flew past and we were on a good winning streak, but my season was yet to kick into full-swing. Up until then I had played a combined 15 minutes for matches all coming after the end result had already been decided. Ger had noticed my lack of game time and handed me my first start as a senior Munster player in the following game. It was a massive game for the province as we were playing old rivals Leinster. I played out-half so naturally I got lots of touches and I had a steady start, finding touch, making all the right decisions and even kicking a 3 point penalty. Then, the worst thing that could possibly happen, a dropped ball. My first mistake in my first start. The next ball I received I got smashed by opposing fullback Rob Kearney. As time went on the mistake count rose and after just 2o minutes of my first game I had played the worst game that I could remember. I was substituted just before half time but oddly Ger kept his faith in me and had me once again on the bench for the next couple of league games, where once again he would...