‘Outstanding’ female engineers receive UL bursaries

Dr Walter Stanley, assistant dean of academic affairs, faculty of science & engineering, with the recipients (front row from left) Annie Gaughan, a BE Biochem student; Sinead Connolly, a BE Biomed student; Kyro Keown, a BE Aero student and Amy Beecher,  a BE CAED student.  Back row from left Jessica Gavin-Johnson, a BE Elect&Comp student, Rachel Cahalane, a BE Eng student and Holly Anderson, a BE Mech student. Picture: Liam Burke
THE academic achievement of seven “outstanding” female engineering students at the University of Limerick was recently rewarded as they became recipients of the 2012-2013 Women in Engineering Bursaries.

THE academic achievement of seven “outstanding” female engineering students at the University of Limerick was recently rewarded as they became recipients of the 2012-2013 Women in Engineering Bursaries.

The bursaries were established sixteen years ago by the Faculty of Science & Engineering to encourage women to enroll on full-time undergraduate engineering honours programmes where they are significantly under-represented. The students are all first years and undertaking engineering honours degree programmes at UL.

Bursaries were awarded to the students on the merit of their Leaving Certificate results.

Scholarships were also awarded to three further students in recent weeks, again in recognition of their high results in the Leaving Certificate.

Eoghan McDemott, from Ballinvoher, Fr Russell Road, a student in Ardscoil Ris, North Circular Road, was awarded the Edith & Leslie Downer scholarship and is now registered for the B.Sc. in nursing (general).

The scholarship has been set up in memory of the mother and father of the President Emeritus of the University, Professor Roger Downer. It is awarded to the student with the highest Leaving Certificate points in general, mental health or intellectual disability nursing.

Aisling Ross, a former student in St Patrick’s Comprehensive School, Shannon, won the Stryker Orthopaedics scholarship. She is now registered for the B.Sc. industrial biochemistry.

The Paddy Dooley rowing scholarship was awarded to Shane Haugh, who studied to Good Counsel College, New Ross, Co. Wexford. He is now registered for the B.Sc. in energy.