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Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) awards presented at Engineering Graduate Association Awards Ceremony

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“Ronan Lonergan receives his Frederic Barnes Waldron Best Student Prize, presented on behalf of the IMechE by Declan Lyons, Enterprise Ireland”

Prizes and awards from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) were presented to four BE (Mechanical) degree students at the recent Annual Engineering Graduates Association Awards Ceremony. The Institution’s Frederic Barnes Waldron Best Student Prize was awarded to Ronan Lonergan, who graduated first in his BE (Mechanical) class this year. Citing Ronan’s excellent academic performance, Ronan’s final year project supervisor, Dr Ken Stanton, commended Ronan’s achievement saying that, “Ronan is a graduate that University College Dublin can be particularly proud of and he is a very worthy recipient of the IMechE Frederic Barnes Waldron Prize”. Ronan has been accepted to graduate entry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.



“Eamonn Lannoye receives his Institution Best Project Prize, presented on behalf of the IMechE by Declan Lyons, Enterprise Ireland”

The IMechE also conferred the Institution’s Best Project Prize on Eamonn Lannoye for his final year project entitled, “Modelling the future deveopment of electricity generation portfolios in the EU”. The objective of the project was to examine the potential for accurately predicting the future development of electricity generation portfolios in the EU and, in tackling this expansive and ambitious project, Eamonn had to locate, absorb, and distil a very large quantity and range of data and other material. Commending Eamonn on his achievement, Eamonn’s final year project supervisor, Dr William Smith said, “This was an ambitious, expansive, and complex project; Eamonn tackled it with intelligence, academic rigour, perceptiveness, and plenty of hard work. He did an outstanding job, and I was very pleased to support most strongly his nomination for the Institution Project Prize.”



“Declan Lyons, Enterprise Ireland, presents Eamonn Keane with his IMechE Best Student Certificate 2009”

Best Student and Best Project Certificates were also awarded to Eamonn Keane and David Ferns respectively. Eamonn was awarded a Best Student Certificate for his consistently excellent academic performance over the four years of his BE (Mechanical) degree and David was awarded a Best Project Certificate by the IMechE in recognition of his final year project work to develop an energy harnessing system for a transatlantic auto-piloted yacht.



“Declan Lyons, Enterprise Ireland, presents David Ferns with his IMechE Best Project Certificate 2009”

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