Katherine Condon wins Joe Gantly Prize 2013

22 Nov 2013
Katherine Condon (Process & Chemical Engineering), winner of the Joe Gantly Prize 2013 with Prof. Nabeel Riza, Head, School of Engineering, Colin Healy, CEO, Cork Chamber and Prof. Patrick Fitzpatrick, Head, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.


The late Joe Gantly, who was a Civil Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin, made a significant contribution to industry and education in the Cork area. He served as Director of European Operations at Apple Computers, President of Cork Chamber, Chairman of the Cork Airport Authority and as a Governor of UCC.

In order to commemorate his contribution to Cork’s business community (and to UCC), Cork Chamber has kindly donated a sum of €1,500 per annum to establish the Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering. The prize will be awarded each year to the Best Student(s) on the Work Placement module in the BE (Hons) programmes at UCC.

In 2013, the students nominated from each of the four BE programmes were: Laura Ryan BE (Energy Engineering), Katherine Condon BE (Process & Chemical Engineering), Alison O’Shea BE (Electrical & Electronic Engineering), and Niall Dennehy BE (Civil & Environmental Engineering). On Monday, 18th November 2013, each made a 15 minute presentation to the panel of judges, which comprised Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber, Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick, Head of College, SEFS and Professor Nabeel Riza, Head of School of Engineering.

Katherine Condon, from Process & Chemical Engineering , scooped the award for 2013. She was supported at the event by her Industry Supervisors David Tipping, CEO and Peter Marron, Engineering Manager of ClearSphere. The event was organised and supported by the Work Placement team in the School of Engineering, including Dr Maria Sousa Gallagher, Dr John Hayes and Engineering Work Placement Manager, Linda Lynch.

Congratulations Katherine!


Nominees to Joe Gantly Prize 2013 with the School of Engineering Work Placement team: Linda Lynch, Work Placement Manager, Dr John Hayes, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Dr Maria Sousa Gallagher, Process & Chemical Engineering

Linda Lynch, Dr John Hayes, Katherine Condon, Laura Ryan, Alison O’Shea, Niall Dennehy, Dr Maria Sousa Gallagher

Process and Chemical Engineering

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