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22nd Annual International Medical Engineering Student Awards

22nd Annual International Medical Engineering Student Awards

Published on: Thursday, 24 June 2010

David Kelleher and Ciara McKenna win Overall First and Three of Top Four Awards at the 22nd Annual International Medical Engineering Student Awards.

The 2010 International Medical Engineering Student Award Winners were announced in Westminster, London and students from Cork Institute of Technology have scooped three of the top four awards, including overall first.

Ciara McKennaDavid KelleherIn the International Medical Engineering Competition - Overall Prize for Best Published and Presented Project First Place, went to David Kelleher, CIT, for the Development of Bovine Teat 3D Sensing System for Disinfection Purposes, under Supervisor, Dr Michael J. O’Mahony. David is from Ballinagree West, near Macroom, Co. Cork.

In the International Medical Engineering Competition - Best Project involving the Design or Development of a Medical Device, First Place again went to David Kelleher, while the Second Place Finalist was Ciara McKenna, also from CIT, for the Evaluation of the pullout strength of orthopaedic screws in a developing novel bone cement. Her supervisor is was Dr Hugh O’Donnell. Ciara is from Knockanemore, Ovens, Co. Co. Cork. This competition is open to recent graduates, third/fourth year undergraduates and taught Masters degree students, who have completed or are working on a project involving the design or development of a medical device.

Following short-listing from a large international entry, each project in the International Medical Engineering Student Awards undergoes an exhaustive process of submission investigation, prototype presentation demonstration and exhibition before a distinguished adjudication panel of internationally renowned Medical Engineering Industrialists and Professors.

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