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EPA Director General Wins 2016 UCD Distinguished Graduate Award

Saturday, 25 June, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director General Laura Burke has won the UCD Engineering Graduates Association (EGA) Distinguished Graduate Award for 2016.

This award recognises a UCD engineering graduate in active service who is making an outstanding contribution to Irish Society.  This contribution can be in the fields of Public Policy Development or in Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Research, Innovation and Job Creation.

Laura Burke said “I am both honoured and delighted to receive this Distinguished Graduate Award. I have many happy memories of my time as an engineering student in UCD and the knowledge and experience I gained during that time has been enormously beneficial to me in my career to date. This award is also a recognition of the role of the Environmental Protection Agency in protecting and improving the environment as a valuable asset for the people of Ireland and the importance of a clean, protected environment for our health, our wellbeing and our quality of life”.