BEES Prizegiving Ceremony 2017

Prizewinners at the recent awards ceremony at the School of BEES. (Photo: Daragh McSweeney - Provision)

Prizewinners at the recent awards ceremony at the School of BEES. (Photo: Daragh McSweeney - Provision)

  • 23 Oct 2017

The BEES Prizegiving 2017 took place recently at the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Awards were presented across the range of disciplines in the School of BEES, honouring student achievement including:

 

Prize 

Discipline

Recipient 

Mulcahy Prize

Best overall final year Zoology student

Zoology

Ronan O'Sullivan

Butler Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Plant Science graduate on first attempt

Plant Science

Sharon Crowley and Melanie Smith

Rising Star Award

Awarded to the most improved BEES student from Year 2 to Year 3

BEES

 

Daniel Weldon

 

O’Rourke Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Zoology student in third year on first attempt

Best third year student Zoology

Cassandra McAree

 

Lord Mayor's Perpetual Trophy

Awarded to the top ranking Environmental Science graduate on first attempt

Environmental Science

Isabel O'Mahoney

 

Devoy Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Earth Science project on first attempt

Earth Science

Shauna Creane and Eoin Downing

 

Crawford Hayes Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Ecology graduate on first attempt

Ecology

Alan McCarthy

 

Thorley Sweetman Prize

Awarded for the BSc (Hons) mapping project awarded the highest marks in the final Honours examination.

Geology

Sean Cunningham

Savills Prize


Awarded to the top ranking Environmental Science Student in the 3rd year on first attempt.

Environmental Science

Lauren Quinlivan

Nichol Prize


Awarded to the top ranking Geology research project on first attempt.

Geology

Megan Dolan

 

(Photos: Daragh McSweeney -Provision)

About the prizes:
The Mulcahy Prize is awarded in honour of Prof. Maire Mulcahy, Emerita Professor of Zoology at UCC and the first female Professor of Zoology at the university.
The Butler Prize is presented in honour of Sir Edwin John Butler, UCC graduate, noted plant pathologist and founding director of the Imperial Bureau of Mycology.

The Nichol Prize is awarded in honour of Professor James Nichol, the first Professor of Geology at University College Cork from 1849-1853.
The O'Rourke Prize is awarded in honour of Prof. Fergus O'Rourke who served as Chair of Zoology at University College Cork from 1954 to 1982.
The Devoy Prize is presented in honour of Prof. Robert Devoy, School of Geography and Archaeology, UCC.

The Crawford Hayes Prize is presented in honour of Thomas Crawford Hayes. In 1922 Miss Isabelle Hayes bequeathed £27,600 to the National University of Ireland, in memory of her late brother Dr Thomas Crawford Hayes, for the purpose of "founding or aiding a Chair of Biology in the University and also for the furtherance and promotion of natural knowledge".
The Thorley Sweetman Prize is presented in honour of the late Dr Thorley Sweetman who was a postgraduate student and subsequently a staff member of the Department of Geology, UCC from 1979 to 1989.

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