Innovative Student Engineer National Finals Results

Innovative Student  Engineer National Finals Results

Published on: Friday, 12 June 2015

Innovative Student Engineer National Finals
Engineers Ireland HQ

Congratulations to Robert Laffan of LIT, whose autism communication enablement device designed and developed for his four year old daughter, Sadie, has won the Innovative Student  Engineer National Finals here in Dublin. Robert presented a most engaging and inspiring story of the development of this enablement device and what it means in general and in personalised terms to both Sadie and all her family. One could not think of a more worthy application. 

Congratulations also to CIT's  Emma O'Leary, Kelly Lane, Nicolle Dunphy and Damien Dennehy who represented CIT with the greatest distinction throughout a very long day from early morning to late evening of interview, exhibition, and presentation before a very large attendance. 

Emma, Kelly, Nicolle and Damien received the highest praise and commendation from the distinguished adjudication panel and were presented with the highly prestigious and hugely deserved Engineers Ireland Innovative Student  Engineer National Finalist Awards.

Emma, Kelly, Nicolle and Damien are truly a great credit to themselves, their families, their supervisors and their college. 

CIT  held the distinction at the National Finals of being the only college with two projects short- listed.

Mechanical Engineering Student Damien Dennehy's capstone project concerns the Design and Development of an Automatic Flood Barrier.



Biomedical Engineering Student Team Emma O'Leary, Kelly Lane and Nicolle Dunphy's project concerns the "Design and Development of a Pig Milking Device" undertaken under the supervision of Dr Hugh O'Donnell.

Emma, Kelly and Nicolle's project has also been selected for inclusion in the highly prestigious “Student Inc” Programme, which provides seed funding, fully serviced office space in the Rubicon Centre and on-going mentorship over the coming Summer months.






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