Stuart Murphy has become the first winner of the inaugural Winthrop Energy Award at WIT. Stuart, from Tramore, Co. Waterford won the award for his poster presentation based on his dissertation on “The Feasibility of Upgrading a Small-Scale Hydro System in Ireland”.
Nelson Paz, from Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, won second place for his poster presentation on “Energy performance analysis using Revit and IES VE”.
The competition was open to final year students from the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering programme.
They were each asked to prepare and present posters on their dissertation topics.
Gary Widger, project manager from Winthrop, along with academic staff Tom O’Brien, Tomas O’Donoghue and Colm Tynan from WIT adjudicated on the day.
Gary, who graduated himself from the Building Services Engineering programme at WIT in 2006, complimeted the students on the quality of their posters and confidence they displayed in the presentations.
Managing Director, Ger O’Leary and HR Manager Enda Cullen of Winthrop Engineering were also present for the awards.