The prizes are for excellence in presentation and understanding of the literature review aspect of the BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science project
Two Final Year BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science students have been announced as prize winners for their Research Project Presentation, sponsored by EirGen Pharma.
The BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science announced Alanna Norman and Emily O’Dwyer as Research Project Presentation Prize winners for 2017-2018. The prizes are awarded to students in their final year for excellence in presentation and understanding of the literature review aspect of their research project carried out in Semester 1.
The awards have been sponsored by EirGen Pharma this year and Jamie Guidera who presented the Awards said “For us at EirGen Pharma, it was a pleasure to be involved with such a highly skilled and promising group of students”
Alanna explains what it her success means to her. “I was honoured to receive the presentation prize sponsored by EirGen Pharma as public speaking has always been challenging for me. My project presentation was on biocatalytic promiscuity in aldol reactions, this was a particularly difficult subject for me but this prize has helped me gain confidence in my abilities.”
Commenting on her achievement Emily said: “This achievement has given me the confidence boost going forward in my final year and in my future career in the science industry. It has motivated me to continue to put the work in for the final few months of the course, as it's shows me that I can achieve more than I could have expected and that hard work really does pay off.”
Important skills for employability
BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science Year 4 Programme leader Dr Claire Lennon said “We would like to sincerely thank EirGen Pharma for sponsoring the prizes for the course this year. We are delighted to present the Awards to Alanna and Emily who demonstrated exceptional oral presentation skills, ability to summarise their literature review and detailed understanding of their projects. These skills are very important for future employability in the Pharmaceutical Industry”.