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BEES Prizegiving 2019

18 Oct 2019
School of BEES prizewinners for 2019 with Head of School, Prof. Andy Wheeler

The School of BEES annual prizegiving ceremony took place recently with awards presented across the School.

Awards were presented across the range of disciplines and programmes in the School of BEES, honouring student achievement including:

Prize

Discipline

Recipient / Nomination

Lord Mayor’s Perpetual Trophy

Awarded to the top ranking  Environmental Science graduate on first attempt

Environmental Science

Julie Hayes

Savills Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Environmental Science student in 3rd year on first attempt

Environmental Science

Michael Davis

Butler Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Plant Science graduate on first attempt

Plant Science

Elizabeth Van Veen

Mulcahy Prize

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Zoology

Darren Wilkinson

O’Rourke Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Zoology student in third year on first attempt

Zoology

Evan Hickey

Clive Hutchison Prize

Awarded to the best overall final year project in avian research within UCC

Zoology

Darren Wilkinson

Crawford Hayes Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Ecology graduate on first attempt

Ecology

Sara Fissolo

Rising Star Award

Awarded to the most improved BEES student from Year 2 to Year 3

 

BEES

Robert Donohue

Nichol Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Geology research project on first attempt

Geology

Simon Jeggo

Devoy Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Earth Science project on first attempt.

Earth Science

Christopher Ahern

 

About the prizes:

The Lord Mayor's Perpetual Trophy award is sponsored by Fehily Timony and Company.

The Savills Prize is funded by Savills Auctioneers since the late 1990s.

The Butler Prize is presented in honour of Sir Edwin John Butler, UCC graduate, noted plant pathologist and founding director of the Imperial Bureau of Mycology.
The Mulcahy Prize is awarded in honour of Prof. Maire Mulcahy, Emerita Professor of Zoology at UCC and the first female Professor of Zoology at the university.
The O'Rourke Prize is awarded in honour of Prof. Fergus O'Rourke who served as Chair of Zoology at University College Cork from 1954 to 1982.

The Clive Hutchinson Prize is awarded in honour of Clive D. Hutchinson, a renowned Irish ornithologist.

The Crawford Hayes Prize is presented in honour of Thomas Crawford Hayes. In 1922 Miss Isabelle Hayes bequeathed £27,600 to the National University of Ireland, in memory of her late brother Dr Thomas Crawford Hayes, for the purpose of "founding or aiding a Chair of Biology in the University and also for the furtherance and promotion of natural knowledge".

The Nichol Prize is awarded in honour of Professor James Nichol, the first Professor of Geology at University College Cork from 1849-1853.
The Devoy Prize marks the contribution of Professor Robert Devoy with regard to the establishment of the Earth Science degree at UCC.

 

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