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BEES Prizegiving Ceremony 2018

17 Oct
Prizewinners in attendance at the recent School of BEES prize-giving ceremony with Prof. Andy Wheeler, Head of School (Photos: Daragh McSweeney/Provision)

The BEES Prizegiving 2017 took place earlier this week 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 / Nomination

Lord Mayor’s Perpetual Trophy

Awarded to the top ranking  Environmental Science graduate on first attempt

Environmental Science

Lauren Quinlivan

Savills Prize

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

Environmental Science

Jemma Doyle and Stephanie Marwood

Butler Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Plant Science graduate on first attempt

Plant Science

Donal Shiels

Mulcahy Prize

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Zoology

Kate O’Mahony

O’Rourke Prize

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

Zoology

Darren Wilkinson

Crawford Hayes Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Ecology graduate on first attempt

Ecology

Laura McCarthy

Rising Star Award

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

 

BEES

Christopher Ahern

Nichol Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Geology research project on first attempt

Geology

Daniel Rowell

 

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 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".

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