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TCD Geology PhD students win prize in Alltech Competition

April 2014

Two PhD students from the Department, Luca Mancinelli and Vincent Mouchi, along with Queen’s University Belfast PhD student Carla Ferreira were selected to represent Trinity College Dublin at the Alltech Innovation Competition 2014 on Wednesday, April 2nd. For this second edition of the competition, Alltech selected one team from each university in Ireland to present a business plan from an innovative idea about agriculture and environmental issues.

Their project was to teach children about science using an activity based approach, with topics focusing on sustainable environment and natural resources. More specifically, they proposed a series of half day events and a full day activity where small groups of children could learn more about science while having fun.

For this idea, the TCD team was rewarded the runner-up prize of 1000€ and were encouraged to follow up on this project already supported by the Science Gallery. Tara Moran, the European Events and Tradeshow Coordinator at Alltech, commented “it was great to have TCD & QUB on board and so professionally represented. You did yourselves and your schools proud”.

Alltech prize giving

Alltech prize giving