DIT Student wins international Undergraduate Award 2014

Posted: 27 November, 2014

Sinead McLoughlin from Dublin Institute of Technology awarded Gold Medal for Undergraduate Paper

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25 November 2014:DIT student Sinéad McLoughlin has won an Undergraduate Award 2014.  Sinead was declared the winner in the Design Category for her work entitled “Enclosure and Difference. How to Create an Architecture that is under Common Skies and before Divided Horizons”.  

The world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme, The Undergraduate Awards (UA) recognises and rewards innovative young thinkers across 25 disciplines from business and engineering to visual arts and midwifery.

This year eight DIT students were shortlisted for the Awards.  As well as Sinéad’s medal for her win the other DIT students received Highly Commended certificates.  To be included in the shortlist is a great achievement as it places those students among the top 10 per cent of submissions received in their category worldwide. This year the UA received 4,792 submissions from 209 universities across 27 countries. The DIT students shortlisted are as follows:

  • Stephen Crowther  - Computer Sciences & IT
  • Geoffrey Duffy - Design
  • Niall O’Murchu - Engineering & Mechanical Sciences
  • Louise Ordinaire - Law
  • Maeve Tuohy - Medical Sciences
  • Cliodhna Walsh  -Design
  • Aisling Reddin - Visual Arts

The 120 winners and highly commended students from around the world, attended the medal presentation ceremony in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, 21st November. Winners were awarded the George Berkeley Gold Medal for their leading-edge research and course work. Sinead was awarded for her winning paper entitled “Enclosure and Difference. How to Create an Architecture that is under Common Skies and before Divided Horizons”.  

The 2015 Undergraduate Awards Programme has now been launched and students can now register to save their place, or submit their work, on www.undergraduateawards.com

 


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