Undergraduate Awards unveiled


Some 21 Irish students have been announced as winners of the 2012 Undergraduate Awards that aim to recognise outstanding undergraduate project work.

More than 2,890 submissions were received across disciplines as diverse as chemistry, economics, linguistics, medicine, natural science, and engineering. Entries came in from students in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and the United States.

The awards were co-founded by TCD graduates Patrick Cosgrave and Oisín Hanrahan, and the winners were selected through an academic review process by panels made up of academics and industry professionals.

Open to students in their final or penultimate year on a degree course, the Undergraduate Awards "rewards innovation, independent thinking and creativity within coursework across all academic disciplines".

The winners included four students from both NUI Galway and TCD, three from UCC, and two from UCD. There was also a winner each from DCU, National University of Ireland Maynooth, NCAD, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Mary Immaculate College of Limerick and St Angela’s College.

Some 39 students from third-level colleges around the world were announced as winners of the awards.

International winners include students from Stanford, Yale, Princeton, the University of Cambridge, McGill, the University of Toronto, Durham University, St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh.

President Michael D Higgins will award the winners at the Undergraduate Awards Ceremony on November 9th.

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