Hi, I’m Clodagh. I am from Dundalk, Co. Louth. I am going into my final year of PE and Maths in DCU.
I wanted to learn about the working world outside of teaching and to gain new skills and knowledge that I can bring with me into the classroom in the future.
At AMD I worked on the DSV (Design Solution Verification) team learning about their day to day tasks and responsibilities. I attended team meetings weekly and one to one meetings with my mentor and my team leader and representatives from other teams in the company. I worked on a personal project with the guidance of my team which allowed me to develop a series of lessons on digital circuitry, computing and coding. My DSV related project was to write a python script that would open a file and search for errors in each line of text and learn how to use Vivado which allowed me to create digital designs and to run them on a PYNQ board.
I will take back real world experience of electronic engineering in hopes to be able to pass this on to my future students who have an interest in the field. I have also seen and experienced different real world applications of maths which I would have not considered before! I will take back a deeper understanding of engineering and computing and their links to maths to use in the classroom.
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