UCC alum awarded St Patrick’s Day Science Medal
Speaking at the presentation event at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD said: "Both have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their respective fields and have made extremely positive societal impacts in the United States and Ireland.
"The recognition of US-based scientists, engineers and technology leaders with an Irish connection further highlights the continued strength and durability of US-Ireland relations that exist across a broad range of sectors."
Congratulating the recipients, Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland, said the recipients' outstanding work is "a fantastic example of the global reach of Irish science, engineering and technology."
"We continue to go from strength to strength, building on our international reputation for world-leading transformational research with impact. The SFI St Patrick’s Day Science Medal not only recognises their special contributions but also highlights the importance of our diaspora and our transatlantic collaborations.”