GSK hosts visit by first year chemical engineering students
Published on: Monday, 23 May 2016
First year CIT Chemical Engineering students, led by Dr. Aisling O'Gorman and Dr. Sandra Lenihan, visited GSK Currabinny to see how chemical engineering is applied in practice. Following safety orientation, the students were fashionably attired with hard hats, high-vis vests and safety glasses for an informative tour of the GSK site. An overview of the company highlighting their manufacturing capabilities and operations was delivered. The technical development laboratory (small scale) was initially visited. The tour continued to the production buildings, demonstrating the facilities layout, control room systems and equipment. Plenty of opportunities were provided to see equipment first hand. Darren Noonan (Class of 2011) and Clare Lyons (Class of 2005) GSK Engineers lead the tour covering chemical engineering aspects. Darren also described how a graduate chemical engineer can move into a variety of different roles and have an interesting and varied career path. An excellent induction to chemical engineering for CIT Chemical Engineering students was provided by GSK.