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President Mary McAleese presents Oscar Wilde Gold Medal to CIT's Rian Edman in Dublin Castle

President Mary McAleese presents  Oscar Wilde Gold Medal to  CIT's Rian Edman in Dublin Castle

Published on: Saturday, 29 October 2011


Engineering and Mechanical Sciences
Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland



On the 28th October, 2011, CIT's European Winner Rian Edman, First Place Winner in London of the Babcock Award for Best European Mechanical Engineering Student 2011 at the 2011 European Science Engineering and Technology SET Award Finals, travelled to Dublin to be presented by President Mary McAleese with the Oscar Wilde Gold Medal - Engineering and Mechanical Sciences -  Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

With 2,381 entrants in 2011, the annual Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland awards programme recognises and encourages academic excellence, independent thinking, and innovation on the island of Ireland and, as of 2011, in the USA also. Through the annual publication of the Undergraduate Journal, the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland present the ideas of the brightest young minds. The Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland envision a culture of excellence through which graduates create, advance and realise world-class ideas. Mission statement - To inspire generations of future graduates by supporting and celebrating their ideas.

Congratulations also to CIT students, Aoife Sadlier of CIT Cork School of Music and Emmet O’Brien of the Department of Electronic Engineering, who were short-listed to the top 10% of entries and adjudged worthy of the much coveted Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland Highly Commended Accolade.

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