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Eli Lily Awards 2020-21

Eli Lilly: Awards for Excellence in Engineering presented by:-

Gordon Flanagan:          Process Engineering Team Lead

In Attendance:

Noel Henderson:             Personnel Representative

Eli Lilly and Company has been in business for over 140 years. The global, research-based company was founded in May 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the Midwestern section of the United States. Lilly has been in Ireland since 1978 and today employs around 1,300 people, with an additional 500 outsourced & contract staff involved in the provision of day-to-day support services for the company’s operations here.
Eli Lilly have sponsored the 'Eli Lilly Awards for Excellence in Process & Chemical Engineering' at UCC from the Academic Year 2006-2007. The Award, which consists of a specially minted medal and a cash prize sponsored by Lilly, is made annually to students from each of the four years in Process & Chemical Engineering at UCC on the basis of academic excellence (70%) and contribution to department (30%). The students are nominated by their class, and then chosen by staff on the basis of the selection criteria. Given that the awards are made to a different student each year, students may have up to four chances to enter the Lilly Hall of Fame.

2020-21 Award Winners are

  • 2nd Year Emer Sweetnam
  • 3rd Year Anna O’Sullivan
  • 4th Year Niamh Kelly
  • 5th Year Sarah Cooke

The 2020-21 Eli Lilly Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Process & Chemical Engineering.

  • Ben O’Connor 5th Year

For his contribution as a hardworking and supportive Class Rep, in particular over the two consecutive academic years covering the pandemic, and to the overall co-ordination of the new Masters programme. Ben's contribution throughout his programme to his discipline has been immense, none more so than over the past year, given the constraints we’re operating under.


A specially minted medal and a Cheque for €200

Process and Chemical Engineering

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