Éabha O'Meara was recognised for her project on 'Single Value Metric for Text-To-Video Model Evaluation', which made significant advancements in a complex and topical area of artificial intelligence. The project successfully communicated a lengthy and complex concept concisely and with great enthusiasm.

Awarded by Stryker’s employee resource group, WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), this prize is a recent example of WISE’s role in cultivating diversity, encouraging women to enter technical industries, and building the next generation of STEM leaders.

Advance women in the industry

This programme advocates for the growth of women in technical roles and seeks to advance women in the industry by influencing change, educating employees, developing talent, and recruiting diverse talent. Stryker's commitment to innovation and diversity, exemplified by the work of its WISE group, is a testament to its vision of driving better healthcare outcomes through collaboration with customers, employees, and academics.

Lisa Byrne, WISE Ireland Lead at Stryker, said: "The WISE group in Stryker's AMagine facility in Cork were delighted to sponsor the Female Engineering Excellence Prize at the DCU Final Year Projects Expo.

"Making connections with students who are coming into industry is paramount to our talent pipeline. It’s inspiring to see the high quality of work these students are creating, along with seeing first-hand the skill sets that are being cultivated in the various colleges.

“The Female Engineering Excellence Prize in particular is important to WISE as our mission is to advocate for the growth of women in technical fields. Supporting women coming into the industry underscores our commitment to fostering talent and diversity. By sponsoring these awards, we hope to build the confidence of these students to see the true value of their own skills as they enter industry.”

Stryker is driven to improve healthcare outcomes through innovative products and services. Established in the 1960s, the company has expanded its presence to more than 75 countries and built a workforce of 52,000 employees worldwide, with more than 5,800 employees in Ireland. Stryker in Ireland operates manufacturing and R&D facilities across eight locations in Cork, Limerick, and Belfast.