Shona is in her third year of studying process and chemical engineering in UCC and is currently working for MaREI for the summer as a process engineering intern.
The main project she has worked on focuses on overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) which is a manufacturing tool that determines how much planned productivity time is actually productive. The project consisted of performing data analysis on the machinery in DePUY Synthes of a particular value stream. In order to improve the OEE value and in doing so decrease the amount of downtime on the machines. Additional projects included completing a summary report on the Climate Action Plan for Ireland and highlighting its relevance to the IREG group, similarly Shona completed another report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also included its importance to the IREG group.