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Trinity Monday 2015

Six Engineering Students Elected to Scholarship

13 April 2015

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Congratulations to the new Engineering Scholars: Sorcha Nolan, Darragh McKay, Sarah O'Rourke, Alistair Greene, Siddharth Gupta and Felix Frank pictured with Prof. Bruce Misstear and Prof. Ciaran Simms.

Trinity College Dublin today celebrated the beginning of the annual Trinity Week with the announcement of 67 new Scholars, 11 new Fellows and two Honorary Fellows with six Engineering students elected to Scholarship: Felix Frank, Alistair Greene, Siddharth Gupta, Darragh McKay, Sorcha Nolan and Sarah O'Rouke. The ceremony is one of the oldest and most colourful at Trinity College and marks the beginning of the annual Trinity Week, a long established celebration of College life.

The announcement was made by the Provost of Trinity, Dr Patrick Prendergast, surrounded by members of the Board of the College in full academic gowns on the steps of the Public Theatre.  Students and staff celebrated the occasion with colleagues, friends and families in Front Square.

Scholars are students who have demonstrated exceptional knowledge and understanding of their subjects and are elected annually in various subjects as the result of an examination held in the week before the start of Hilary term.

 “This is always a special day for Trinity, celebrating the academic achievement of our new Fellows and Scholars. This year also sees the highest number of women Fellows elected to date, with the number of women exceeding men, for the first time in the College’s history.  ‘Strengthening Community’ is one of the nine goals of the Strategic Plan launched in November last, emphasising that inclusivity and diversity are core values driving excellence in all aspects of College life,” said   Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast.

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This year to celebrate Trinity Week, the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science has put together a week of exciting events including a series of talks and activities around the theme of Light. Trinity Week will run from  April 11th – 17th events are free and open to the public. A full programme of events can be found on www.tcd.ie/trinityweek.

 

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