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BEES Student picks up national geology prize

15 Jan 2014
Richard Hooten, UCC receiving the Cunningham College prize from Joan Cunningham O'Dea (Image: GSI)

Richard Hooten was recently awarded the Cunningham prize for field mapping by the Geologicial Survey of Ireland.

The Cunningham College Prizes, established in memory of Dr Mark Cunningham, ex-Assistant Director of GSI, recognise the continuing importance of field mapping in developing observational and interpretative skills in geology. Two prizes of equal standing are awarded to the best field mapping projects examined in Irish 3rd level colleges that year.
Carl McDermott of Trinity College Dublin was also awarded a Cunningham Prize this year.
Richard recieved his award for his fourth-year project: "The geology of the north western Dingle Peninsula, Co.Kerry". He was also the recipient of the Thorley Sweetman Prize, presented by the School of BEES.

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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