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MSD host visit by first and second year chem eng students

MSD host visit by first and second year chem eng students

Published on: Friday, 20 December 2013

MSD present “A Good Start” to Chem Eng Students  

 

Second and first year students, led by Dr. Aisling O'Gorman and Dr. Sandra Lenihan, visited MSD Ballydine in Co. Tipperary to see how chemical engineering is applied in practice.  This was in keeping with CIT’s  “Good Start” in 2013.  Following safety orientation, the students were   fashionably attired with hard hats, high-vis vests and safety glasses for an informative tour of the MSD site.  The pilot laboratory where an entire process can be operated at small scale was initially visited.  The tour continued to the new production buildings, demonstrating the facilities layout, control room systems and equipment.  Plenty of opportunities were provided to see equipment at first hand.
Eimear Belt (Class of 2005) followed with a presentation on the "Timeline of a drug product from discovery to market", explaining how the Ballydine site has evolved to take on a commercialisation role.  David Keogh (class of 2007) described how a graduate chemical engineer can move into a variety of different roles and have an interesting and varied career path within MSD.  Of the 60 chemical engineers on site, 23 are CIT graduates.  Refreshments were provided by MSD and enjoyed after the energetic tour around the site.