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BEES student highly commended in Undergraduate Awards

Wed, 26 Sep 2012

Sini BurdillatSini Burdillat, a 4th year Applied Ecology student at the School of BEES has been highly commended by the Undergraduate Awards for her third year project (BL3001).

The literature review project, entitled "Would Green Roofs be Suitable for Ireland" was highly commended by the Undergraduate Awards, a scheme which was founded in 2008 as an initiative to "celebrate students who propose fresh arguments and new approaches, providing undergraduate students with an opportunity to accelerate their ideas on a global platform".

The awards scheme spans all third-level institutions on the island of Ireland and select top-tier institutions in the USA, Canada and the UK. It is open to students in their final or penultimate year of an undergraduate degree course.

Sini's project was shortlisted for the final award in the 'Life Sciences' category from a total of 2890 submissions from 92 institutions worldwide. Her project dealt with the application of Green Roof technology in an Irish context and was supervised by Eoin Lettice, School of BEES.

Sini is from Finland and says the area of Green Roofs was new to her when she started the project."Once the project proceeded I was able to use some of my own experiences living in different countries (Finland, Scotland and Ireland)  as an advantage and to be able to get some perspective on my project. In fact I find that everyone in the field of biology should spend some time in other countries, as it enables to look things from another point of view", said Sini.

For further information on the Undergraduate Awards and to find out how to submit your work for the 2013 awards, see the website.

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