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Trinity College Students Awarded Gold Medals by The Undergraduate Awards

Posted on 02 December 2014

Science without borders Seven students from Trinity College Dublin have been awarded the George Berkeley Gold Medal by international awarding body, the Undergraduate Awards, at a recent ceremony held in Novembver. The students submitted academic papers on a range of topics to be considered for the Berkeley Medal.

The winning Trinity College students were selected from 4,792 submissions received from 209 universities across 27 countries. Trinity College Dublin students represented 10% of successful submissions.

The world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme, the Undergraduate Awards (UA) recognises and rewards innovative young thinkers across 25 disciplines, from business and engineering, to visual arts and midwifery. Each year, the top performing students are invited to the UA Global Summit held in Dublin.

The UA Global Summit took place this year in a range of locations around the city, including the Google Foundry, and Science Gallery Dublin. Attendees were given the opportunity to attend break-out sessions and workshops led by world-leading thinkers, including Mars One candidate Prof. Joeseph Roche, and Oscar-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam. Attendees were also invited to present their own work. All attendees were given the opportunity to see the Book of Kells, and to take a tour of Trinity's historic campus.

Students awarded from Trinity College Dublin:

Tadg Giles (Business)
Fiona Saluk (Business)
Pierce Healy (Economics)
Stephan Quinn (Media & The Arts)
Susannah Finn (Earth & Life Sciences)
Liath Gleeson (Social Sciences)
Kyrsten Baker (Law)
Jack Fitzsimons (Computer Sciences)

The Undergraduate Awards were founded in partnership with Google, Digicel, the Higher Education Authority, and the Department for Employment and Learning. Trinity College Dublin is a proud partner with the Undergraduate Awards.

Submissions are now open for the Undergraduate Awards 2015: http://www.undergraduateawards.com/