UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Awards Ceremony
Professor Alex Evans, Dean of Agriculture, UCD, with School of Agriculture and Food Science student student and graduate award winners.
On the 19th November 2015 the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science celebrated the annual student prize giving awards ceremony. The event took place in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science and was attended by student and graduate prize winners, invited guests, award sponsors, industry stakeholders and university staff.
A total of 23 prizes were awarded to students and recent graduates based on the 2014/15 academic session. A number of the awards are sponsored by industry including The Fertilizer Association of Ireland; the Agricultural Economics Society in Ireland; the Garden Centre Association and the Agricultural Trust.
Additionally a number of scholarships are awarded by the School to commemorate the life and work of UCD staff, graduates and students who have sadly passed. These include the Ian Gordon Award, the Hussey Prize in Agribusiness, the Paul Mulhere Award, the Patrick Dempsey Memorial Prize, the Patrick Hogan Memorial Scholarship, the Sean Fitzgerald Dairy Business Project Award and Colm O’Loghlen PWE Excellence Awards.
Lastly, the PWE Excellence Awards also recognise a number of outstanding students who have excelled in their Stage 3 Professional Work Experience placement.
Professor Alex Evans, Dean of Agriculture, UCD, thanked the award sponsors and commented on the importance of the awards which help to enhance the personal and professional development in these young students and graduates.