Talented Kilkenny student awarded prestigious bursary
A COUNTY Kilkenny third-level student has been awarded a prestigious bursary for her work in Biotechnology.
Aoife Walsh from Mooncoin received the 2019 Regeneron Ireland College Award, in collaboration with the University of Limerick (UL), at an event in Regeneron’s Industrial Operations and Production Supply (IOPs) facility in Limerick last week.
The annual awards acknowledge outstanding research projects which are presented by selected students pursuing degrees in science and engineering. The winning students are awarded a generous bursary to support their studies and a paid placement at Regeneron to further their careers in STEM (Science, Engineering, Math and Technology).
Aoife is currently pursuing a degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at UL.
Dr Witold Kwapinski, Chemical and Biochemical course Director at the University of Limerick, said: “These awards give students an extremely advantageous opportunity to learn from the best and get a world-class experience in a company that is right on our doorstep.
“Our collaboration with Regeneron provides students to pursue meaningful roles that fully utilises their scientific and engineering knowledge and gives them the opportunity to reach their maximum potential.”
Regeneron is the largest scale, bulk biologics production facility in Ireland.