Michael's project, in collaboration with the EPA, wins him Best Final-year Project and Physics Student of the Year in the Industry Sponsored Awards in WIT
Michael Cooke, a past pupil of Abbey Community College, Ferrybank, Waterford, was awarded the student of the year in the school of science and computing and best undergraduate Physics research project awards which took place on the 22 May 2019.
Michael is a final year student studying BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology.
'I am extremely honoured to be awarded these two awards in the final year of my undergraduate Physics degree. Winning these awards can be used as a springboard to further develop the skills that I have developed as part of my degree and hopefully move on with further success.
I would like to take this time to thank my lecturers throughout college especially course leaders Dr Claire Keary and Catherine Walsh for their extended support'.
Michael hopes that in the future he will be able to: 'Utilise the skills that I have developed through college to be working in a job that does not feel like a chore'.
Bausch & Lomb “Final Year Physics Project Award” 2019
The recipient of the inaugural award for the best final year project by a student of the BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology, sponsored by Bausch & Lomb, was Michael Cooke. Michael’s project, supervised by Dr Claire Keary, involved the determination of radioactivity in air filters by high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy. The project was carried out in collaboration with the EPA. The award was presented by Kevin Fahy R&D manager at Bausch & Lomb.