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Prizes, Prizes, Prizes

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes

Published on: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

As the end of the academic year approaches, we look back at those that won prizes based on their performance last year.

Final Year overall – Engineers Ireland

Sheila O’Regan came first in the 2015-16 class and was awarded by Engineers Ireland.  She is now employed by MSD at their Ballydine site.   Sheila is one of our graduate entry students, having already a degree in civil engineering.

Dermot Byrne, President of Engineers Ireland, Sheila O'Regan, and Michael O’Donovan, Chairman Cork Region Engineers Ireland

Final Year Best Research Project – MSD and Best Design Project – PM Group

Paul McCarthy, another mature entry student, was our first “dual medallist”, awarded the MSD Best Research Project Medal and the PM Group Best Design Project Medal and Bursary.  Paul is now employed by DPS Engineering.

Paul Phillips (left) awarding Paul McCarthy

Margaret Doran (class of 1991), PM Group EHS Manager, Paul McCarthy and Declan Leonard, PM Group Engineering Manager


Third Year – overall best student – BioPharma Engineering

Rebecca Power was awarded the BioPharma Engineering Medal for obtaining highest overall mark in Third Year.  Rebecca is just finishing Final Year and has secured a position with MSD in Ballydine.

Mary Collins, Process Engineering Manager, BioPharma Engineering, with Rebecca Power


Second Year – overall best student – Pfizer Niall Condon Chemical Process Safety Medal

Aaron Moore was awarded the Pfizer Niall Condon Chemical Process Safety Medal for obtaining highest overall mark in Second Year.  As part of his award, Aaron has just started his internship with Pfizer.

Tony Daly, HR Manager Pfizer, presenting Aaron Moore

First Year – overall best student – Denise O’Dea Perpetual Trophy

Oscar Ting was awarded the Denise O’Dea Perpetual Trophy for obtaining highest overall mark in First Year.  Oscar is one of the students from Malaysia who have joined us and is certainly making his mark!

Dr. Michael J. O'Hahony, Head Dept of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering in CIT, presents Oscar Ting

The Denise O’Dea Perpetual Trophy commemorates one of our students who died suddenly after a very short illness, immediately prior to her graduation. The Trophy was created by Donnacha Cahill, an artist living in Athenry, Co. Galway, and is based on a photograph of Denise working in the chemical engineering laboratory.