UCC Engineering Student Wins Prestigious International Award

UCC student Maggie Creed is the proud recipient of the European Science Engineering and Technology (SET) award for the Best Maritime Technology Student. A PhD candidate in environmental fluid mechanics in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCC, Maggie won the award on the basis of her undergraduate project entitled: ‘Modelling sediment laden river flow’.

Maggie supervisor, Professor Borthwick, describes Maggie as a stellar student who had brought honour to UCC. “This award vindicates the quality of our Engineering graduates as they face competition from some of the top engineers inEurope. There were 500 entrants for the awards and only two students fromIrelandwere short-listed – Maggie and TCD student, Sive Finlay; both won awards,” he says.

Maggie holds simultaneously a First Class BE degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UCC and an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering for ENTPE Lyon, one of UCC’s institutional partners in the context of the ERASMUS programme.


Richard Sadler, CEO and Executive Director of Lloyd’s Register Group, presents the Science Engineering and Technology (SET) award for Best Maritime Technology Student to UCC student Maggie Creed. Image by Prof. Alistair Borthwick.

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