SEFS Alumni News Autumn 2019

  • Welcome from the Head of College

    24 Sep 2019
    Welcome from the Head of College

    Professor Sarah Culloty has been appointed as the Head of College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS).  Sarah took up her position in early June, having previously served as the Vice Head of the College, and will also continue in her role as the Director of the Environmental Research Institute.  

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  • Maths and Art add up at Teachers’ Award  

    24 Sep 2019
    Maths and Art add up at Teachers’ Award

 

    Sarah Tallon and Breda Disney were honoured with awards for Irish Teachers of Mathematics in the Aula Maxima on 26 May. The award ceremony has earned the endearing nickname of “The Oscars of Mathematics” from Professor Stephen Buckley MRIA, Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics NUI Maynooth. Young Mathematical Olympians captivated the audience with artistic interludes: bass and violin performances from Alison Riordan and Archie Conolly, poetry, inspiring speeches by Laura Cosgrave and Tianyiwa Xie, and a modern dance performance by Sarah Lane and dancers from the Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance, Cork. 

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  • Healthy Eating Cookbook for Cancer Survivors

    24 Sep 2019
    Healthy Eating Cookbook for Cancer Survivors

    The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences in conjunction with Breakthrough Cancer Research is delighted to launch their latest free cookbook for cancer patients: Healthy Eating for Cancer Survivors.

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  • New UCC book on Food Science for a General Audience

    24 Sep 2019
    New UCC book on Food Science for a General Audience

    A new book on food science, aimed at a general audience, has recently been published by Professor Alan Kelly, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences. The book, entitled, Molecules, Microbes and Meals: The Surprising Science of Food (Oxford University Press), aims to introduce readers to topics relating to food chemistry, microbiology, safety, processing and product development.

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  • Microbiology researchers attend Marie Curie-funded, Initial Training Network.

    24 Sep 2019
    Microbiology researchers attend Marie Curie-funded, Initial Training Network.

    Young PhD researchers from the School of Microbiology recently attended a Marie Curie-funded, Initial Training Network.

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  • Work Placement for Students

    24 Sep 2019
    Work Placement for Students

    Attention alumni! Relevant work experience along with good grades, team and interpersonal skills are key factors for employers when recruiting graduates. Work placement gives students an opportunity to secure experience in the workplace and to develop the skills necessary to prepare them for today’s global labour market. As a graduate of UCC, you could help these students access the market and gain an insight into life in industry.

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  • UCC School of Chemistry at the Carnival of Science

    24 Sep 2019
    UCC School of Chemistry at the Carnival of Science

    UCC School of Chemistry participated in the first Carnival of Science, hosted by the Lifetime Laboratory, Cork City Council in Fitzgerald Park on 21 and 22 June. Approximately 10,000 people attended the event over two days. Staff and students volunteered to showcase the magic of chemistry to the public with live demonstrations of science, and fun experiments to get families involved. The event was sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland and proved to be a fantastic success.

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