PRIZES IN THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

DAVID CLARK PRIZE

This prize was founded by a bequest from David Clark, Professor of Civil Engineering 1921-33. It is awarded to the student who is placed first at the annual examination for the degree of B.A.I. specialising in electronic engineering provided that first class honors is attained. Value, € 634.87.

CLARK MEMORIAL PRIZE

This prize was founded in 1934 by subscription in memory of David Clark, Professor of Civil Engineering 1921-33. It is awarded to the student who is placed first at the annual examination for the degree of B.A.I. specialising in electronic/computer engineering provided that first class honors is attained. Value,  349.18.

ALEXANDER PRIZE

This prize was founded in 1922 by subscription in appreciation of the work of Thomas Alexander, Professor of Civil Engineering 1887-1921. It is awarded to the student who is placed first at the annual examination for the degree of B.A.I. specialising in civil, structural and environmental engineering provided that first class honors is attained. Value,    222.20.

JEFFCOTT PRIZE

This prize was founded in 1966 by a bequest from Mrs L.E.H. Jeffcott. It is awarded to the student who is placed first at the annual examination for the degree of B.A.I. specialising in mechanical and manufacturing engineering provided that first class honors is attained. Value,    158.72.

MacNEILL PRIZE

This prize was founded in 1970 by a gift from Professor J.H. Calderwood. It is awarded to the student who is placed first at the annual examination for the degree of B.A.I. specialising in computer engineering provided that first class honors is attained. Value,    76.18.

MARMADUKE BACKHOUSE PRIZES

These prizes were founded in 1937 by a bequest from Mrs Alice Backhouse. They are awarded annually after the annual examination of the first year of the Engineering School to students with the highest aggregate of marks. No mark below a pass mark being counted in computing the total.

The prizes are paid in two equal instalments, the first in July following the award, and the second at the end of Hilary term of the following year. Payment of the second instalment is dependent on the Dean of the Faculty being satisfied as to the student’s progress in the second year of the course. Not more than three prizes will be awarded annually. Value, first prize    1,269.74, second prize    825.33, third prize    444.41.

NAEL G. BUNNI MEDAL

This prize was founded in 1997 by a gift from Professor Nael G. Bunni. A bronze medal is awarded each year to the student who is placed first in the course projects for the Diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration.

COLLEN PRIZES

These prizes were founded in 1957 by a gift from L. D. G. Collen, m.a., m.a.i. to encourage interest in current engineering practice. Four prizes are offered annually in the final year of the B.A.I. degree course, one in each of the departments in the School of Engineering, for best project or joint project on the nomination of the head of department. Value,   50.79 each.

COLLEN PRIZE IN ARTS

This prize was founded in 1963 by a gift from L. D. G. Collen, m.a., m.a.i. The prize is awarded annually to the Junior Sophister engineering student who gives the best performance in the course ‘management for engineers’. Value,    101.58.

EDGE ENGINEERING PRIZE

This prize is awarded to the student who obtains the highest marks in geology at the third year engineering examination. Value,    317.43.

MAURICE F. FITZGERALD PRIZE

This prize was instituted in 1961 by a bequest from Anna Maria FitzGerald. It is awarded annually, where sufficient merit is shown, by the nomination of trustees on the result of the examination for the degree of B.A.I. Candidates must have achieved distinction during the engineering course and have made or be making satisfactory arrangements for the advancement of their knowledge of engineering and progress in the profession of engineer. The value of the prize is approximately   2,500 and is currently administered through the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests for Ireland.

ROBERT FRIEL MEMORIAL PRIZE

This prize was instituted in 1992 by a gift from Mr and Mrs G.M.S. Friel in memory of their son. It is awarded annually to the best Junior Sophister engineering student studying computer science. Value,   355.53.

ROBERT FRIEL PRIZE IN ENGINEERING STRUCTURES

This prize was established in 1992 in memory of Robert Geoffrey Friel, who taught on the master’s course in civil engineering, by subscription of his colleagues and friends. It is awarded annually to the student who achieves the highest marks in the examinations associated with the M.Sc. in civil engineering. Value,  63.

VICTOR W. GRAHAM PRIZES

These prizes, founded in 1986 from funds subscribed by friends and pupils to mark Mr V. W. Graham’s retirement, are awarded to the Junior Freshman engineering student who obtains the highest marks in engineering mathematics (courses 1E1 and 1E2) at the annual class examination and to the Senior Freshman engineering student who obtains the highest mark in engineering mathematics (courses 2E1 and 2E2) at the regular annual class examination. Value, Junior Freshman prize     507.90, Senior Freshman prize   761.84.

DIMOND PAYNE MEMORIAL PRIZE

This prize was instituted in 1966 by H. G. M. Payne, b.a., b.a.i. It is awarded annually to the student obtaining the highest marks in the examination in the Senior Sophister engineering course ‘environmental engineering’. Value,     76.18.

B.K.P. SCAIFE PRIZE IN ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

This prize was established in 1999 by a generous gift from Silicon Systems Limited and by subscription from graduates in appreciation of the work of Brendan Kevin Patrick Scaife, F.T.C.D. 1964, M.R.I.A. 1972, Boyle Medallist of R.D.S. (1992), Professor of Engineering Science (1972-86), Professor of Electromagnetics (1986-8).

It is awarded annually in the Junior Sophister year of the B.A.I. course, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Value,     253.95.

MORGAN SHEEHY PRIZE

This prize was founded in 1993 by subscription from colleagues and friends in memory of Morgan Sheehy, the Managing Director of Ove Arup and Partners Ireland and a major advocate of civil engineering in Trinity College. The prize is awarded annually to the Junior Sophister engineering student who undertakes the best project work in civil, structural and environmental engineering. Value,     63.49.

FRANCIS SPRING PRIZE

This prize was founded in 1935 by a bequest from Sir Francis Spring. It is awarded annually on the results of the annual examination of the second year of the engineering course. The prize is currently awarded in three parts. Value: first part     139.67, second part     95.23 and third part     57.14.

STANFORD-SMITH PRIZE

This prize was founded in 1994 by a bequest from Raymond Thomas Kennedy in memory of his grandfather, Francis Stanford-Smith. It is awarded annually in the Junior Sophister year of the Bachelor in Engineering course based on the annual examinations in that year. The prize is awarded in four equal parts; each part is awarded to the student achieving the best examination results in the courses associated with the following departments: (i) Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, (ii) Computer Science, (iii) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, (iv) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The value of each part is   317.43.

E. R. STUART PRIZE IN ENGINEERING

This prize, established in 1982 from funds subscribed by colleagues to mark Mr E. R. Stuart’s retirement, is awarded to the Junior Freshman engineering student who is judged by the Department of Chemistry to have given the best performance in the Junior Freshman engineering chemistry course of that year. Value,    114.

WRIGHT PRIZE

This prize was founded in 1988 by subscription in appreciation of the work of William Wright, Professor of Engineering and Head of the School of Engineering 1957-85. The prize is awarded annually, provided sufficient merit is shown, to the student in the area designated who obtains the highest aggregate of marks at the examination for the degree of B.A.I. Designated areas

2003 Electronic/Computer Engineering
2004 Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
2005 Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineerng
2006 Electronic Engineering
2007 Computer Engineering

The designated areas reflect the five streams currently offered and may be varied at the discretion of the School of Engineering Committee. Value,    952.30

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