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UCD EGA Annual General Meeting 2016

John Power is elected new UCD EGA President

UCD EGA members attended the 2016 EGA Annual General Meeting and a reception in UCD Engineering & Materials Science Centre on 1st December 2016.

It was at this AGM that John Power, former Director General of Engineers Ireland, was unanimously elected President of the UCD Engineering Graduates Association in succession to PJ Rudden who has completed his 4 year term. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to outgoing President PJ Rudden for his hard-work, drive and ambition which has transformed the EGA. Thank you for everything PJ!

‌[From left to right:] Professor David FitzPatrick, Dean of Engineering UCD, John Power, incoming President of the EGA, and PJ Rudden, outgoing President of EGA.

Meeting documentation from the AGM can be downloaded here: UCD EGA AGM Agenda 1.12.16 and (available shortly - UCD EGA AGM Minutes 1.12.16). EGA President PJ Rudden's report as delivered at the AGM is available here: UCD EGA President's statement - 2016 AGM 1.12.16. EGA President PJ Rudden's final blog can be found here along with past entries detailing the success and growth of the EGA during his presidency over the last four years.


UCD EGA Autumn Panel Discussion 2016

Engineering Research, Innovation & Job Creation

An expert panel comprising Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Gaeltacht and Natural Resources (keynote speaker), Prof Orla Feely, UCD Vice President for Research, Innovation & Impact, Dr. Martin Curley, NUI Maynooth Professor of Technology and Business Innovation and former VP Innovation at Intel Ireland , Prof Eoin Casey, Co-Founder of start-up company OxyMem and Head of UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, and Dr. Helen McBreen, Atlantic Bridge Investment Director joined UCD EGA for a fascinating and wide-ranging event to discuss Engineering Research, Innovation & Job Creation on October 6th 2016 in Belfield's Clinton Auditorium.

Speaker profiles are available here‌ and a full video of the event can be viewed on Youtube. The EGA President PJ Rudden has written a blog on the evening which is available on this website (see right sidebar).‌ This year we were also delighted to have Mary Anne Carrigan, Editor for EngineersJournal.ie, Engineers Ireland whose article on the evening can be found here‌.

‌[From left to right:] Prof Eoin Casey, Co-Founder of start-up company OxyMem and Head of UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Dr. Helen McBreen, Atlantic Bridge Investment Director, PJ Rudden, President of EGA, Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Gaeltacht and Natural Resources, Prof Orla Feely, UCD VP for Research, Innovation & Impact, and Professor David FitzPatrick, Dean of Engineering UCD. 


 UCD EGA Annual Dinner & Distinguished Graduate Award 2016‌

Press Releases for Ms Laura Burke, EPA Director General ‌ and Dr. Tom Hardiman‌ former Director General of RTE now available.

Ms Laura Burke, EPA Director General, was the recipient of the 2016 EGA Distinguished Graduate Award, presented at the EGA's Annual Dinner in the National Concert Hall on 13th June 2016 . At the same event, former Director General of RTE, Dr Tom Hardiman was conferred with an EGA President's Award.

Further information on the Annual Dinner can be found in the EGA President PJ Rudden's blog which is available on this website here (see also right sidebar).

[Pictured above:] UCD EGA President PJ Rudden and UCD College Principal of Engineering & Architecture and Dean of Engineering, Professor David FitzPatrick pictured with Ms Laura Burke, recipient of the 2016 EGA Distinguished Graduate Award and Dr. Tom Hardiman, recipient of the EGA President's Award.

 UCD EGA Annual Spring Lecture 2016

Tackling Ireland's Flooding Challenge

The UCD Engineering Graduates Association were delighted this year to welcome a panel of national and international experts to deliver the EGA's Annual Spring Lecture on Tackling Ireland's Flooding Challenge, on April 2016 in the UCD Clinton Auditorium. Speaker profiles are available here and a full video of the event can be viewed on Vimeo, here. The EGA President PJ Rudden has also written a blog on the evening which is available on this website (see right sidebar).

[From left to right:] Dr Jan Verkade, Deltares, Professor Micheal Bruen UCD, Tony Smyth OPW, PJ Rudden, President of EGA, Dr Amanda Gibney UCD, Evelyn Cusack RTE and Professor David FitzPatrick, Dean of Engineering UCD.

EGA Round Table Discussion on Gender Balance with Engineers Ireland

A Round Table Discussion between Engineers Ireland and UCD EGA was held on 21st April 2016 to discuss how best to progress various initiatives proposed in 2016 report of the EGA Committee on this issue and to get the views of Engineers Ireland on how best to progress the issue for the profession. A copy of the UCD EGA's Report on Gender Balance in Engineering can be found here. 

Jane Grimson, former President of Engineers Ireland chaired the discussion with senior representatives of both Engineers Ireland and UCD EGA including Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, UCD Dean of Engineering Professor David FitzPatrick and Michael Loughnane Immediate Past President EGA. The youngest member of the Round Table was Caitlin McDonnell, a final year Masters student in Structural Engineering with Architecture at UCD. The EGA President PJ Rudden has written a blog on the event which is available on this website (see right sidebar).

[From left to right:] PJ Rudden, UCD EGA, David Fitzpatrick, UCD EGA, Caroline Spillane, Engineers Ireland, Jane Grimson, Engineers Ireland and Michael Loughnane, UCD EGA

UCD EGA Autumn Panel Discussion 2015

What Does the Digital Future Mean for Ireland?

An expert panel comprising Dr. Brian Motherway, CEO SEAI (keynote speaker), Anne O'Leary, CEO Vodafone Ireland, Ronan Harris, Vice-President Google EMEA, Dr. Eleni Pratsini, Director IBM Research Ireland, and Dr. Helen McBreen, Atlantic Bridge Investment Director joined UCD EGA for a fascinating and wide-ranging event to examine Ireland's Digital Future on October 14th 2015 in Belfield's Clinton Auditorium. Also participating at this year's excellently attended EGA Autumn Panel Discussion were UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation & Impact Prof. Orla Feely and UCD EGA President PJ Rudden, whose blog on the evening is available on this website (see right sidebar). Speaker profiles are available here, and a full video of the event can be viewed on Youtube, here.

 


UCD EGA Distinguished Graduate Award presented to Professor Orla Feely at 2015 EGA Annual Dinner

‌Prof. Orla Feely, UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation & Impact, was the recipient of the 2015 EGA Distinguished Graduate Award, presented at the EGA's Annual Dinner in the National Concert Hall on 28th May 2015. At the same event, EGA founder Prof. John Kelly was conferred with an EGA Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here to read more about the Annual Dinner in EGA President PJ Rudden's blog.


UCD EGA Annual Spring Lecture 2015 by UCD President Andrew Deeks

Challenges for Engineering Education in the 21st Century 

UCD Engineering Graduates Association were delighted to welcome UCD President, Professor Andrew Deeks, to deliver the EGA Annual Spring Lecture on Challenges for Engineering Education in the 21st Century, on 13th May 2015 in UCD Sutherland School of Law. President Deeks' lecture may be viewed in full here on YouTube, and EGA President PJ Rudden wrote a blog post on the event here.


 UCD EGA Report on Gender Balance in Engineering

UCD EGA's report on gender balance in Engineering was launched at a breakfast briefing on October 30th 2014 and can be downloaded here: ‌UCD EGA's Report on Gender Balance in Engineering.


 UCD EGA would like to thank its corporate members:

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‌      Irish Cement Logo    ‌Indaver Logo

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‌‌BAM Contractors‌        ‌Diageo

 

 

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