Plant Science, Ecology and Zoology Awards
Tue, 11 Oct 2011
At a recent prize-giving ceremony in the School of BEES, prizes were awarded for a number of disciplines.
This year's Butler Prize for best Ecology or Environmental Plant Biotechnology 4th year was awarded to Matthew Clifford. (Picture One with Prof. Peter Jones and Prof. John O'Halloran). The Butler prize is named in honour of Sir Edwin John Butler, the famous Irish plant pathologist.
The Mulcahy Prize for best Zoology 4th year was awarded to Peadar Brehony and accepted on his behalf by his sister Aisling (Picture Two with Prof. John O'Halloran and Prof. Gavin Burnell). The Mulcahy prize is named in honour of Prof. Maire Mulcahy, Emerita Professor of Zoology at UCC and the first female Professor of Zoology at the university.
This year's O'Rourke Prize for best third year student went to Heather Lane. As Heather was on field work, the award was collected on her behalf by Colin Keane, Fourth Year Class Rep (Picture Three with Prof. John O'Halloran). The O'Rourke Prize is named in honour of Prof. Fergus O'Rourke who served as Chair of Zoology at University College Cork from 1954 to 1982.
This year's prize for most improved third year student went to Paul Ryan (Picture Four with Prof. John O'Halloran).