Two Irish PhD students have won major European awards for their work in maritime technology and biology respectively.
Maggie Creed from University College Cork received the European Science Engineering and Technology (SET) award for the Best Maritime Technology Student, and Sive Finlay from Trinity College Dublin took the SET award for Best Biology or Biotechnology Student.
Maggie, who is studying environmental fluid mechanics, won her award on the basis of her undergraduate project entitled: “Modelling sediment laden river flow”. Sive impressed the judges with her work on parasitic attack of bees by nematodes.
The SET Awards are Europe’s most prestigious awards for science, engineering and technology undergraduates. The Oscars-style ceremony at Kensington Town Hall in London borrowed many of the Hollywood conventions such as red carpet and the famed golden envelope containing the name of the award winner in each category.
- Update (25 October 2012): read a guest post by Sive Finlay about her project and the SET awards