Students shortlisted for Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer Award 2016 sponsored by Sieme

Students shortlisted for Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer Award 2016 sponsored by Siemens

07 June 2016 at 09:29

Winner to receive ‎€2,000 in prize money

The shortlist of projects by young engineering students from across Ireland that will compete at the Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award 2016 next Friday, June 10, has now been announced.

A human-powered washing machine, an advanced limb prosthesis, a clean-energy inflatable tower, a flexible robotic arm, an automatic post-driver for tractors and a safe-release building hook are all projects that have been short listed for the final, which is sponsored by Siemens.

The Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award focuses on showcasing excellence in engineering programmes across Ireland.   In addition to the recognition associated with this prestigious accolade, the outright winner will receive ‎€2,000 in prize money.

“The diversity and creativity of contemporary engineering is very much reflected in this year’s projects which span areas such as robotics, clean energy and mechanical engineering,” said Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland.  

“The Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award is designed to foster the young ingenuity that is the hallmark of our engineering third level students across Ireland.  I would like to congratulate all this year’s shortlisted candidates whose projects exhibit all these qualities in abundance, and I wish them well in the final competition this Friday.”

On the shortlist are:

  • Aisling Lee (DIT) - ‘Actuation and Control of Transradial Upper Limb Prosthesis’
  • Antara Barbara, Ahmed Kone, Sebastien Course (CIT) - ‘Haelios Solar Technologies – Solar Updraft Tower Development’
  • Ben Frost (DIT) - ‘Design and build of a Human-powered washing machine’
  • Colm Morley, Shane Timoney, Caolan Treanor, Conor Walsh (IT Sligo) - ‘Automatically fed post driver’
  • Darren Kingston (CIT) - ‘Construction Sector Safety Hook Design and Development’
  • Noel Frisby (Trinity College Dublin) - ‘The design and development of a under-actuated, compliant anthropomorphic hand capable of dexterous grasping for a Service Robot’

The Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award final takes place in Engineers Ireland HQ, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4 next Friday, June 10.  For further information about Engineers Ireland and the Award, visit www.engineersireland.ie.