Jan 2013 UPDATE: Highlights video now available on NUI Galway’s YouTube channel.

Last night at the NUI Galway THREESIS 2013 final in An Taibhdhearc, the 8 finalists really upped their game! The presentations were excellent, and the audience of 80 or so members of the local and NUIG communities could only have been very impressed.  The 3 judges – Professor Lokesh Joshi, VP Research; Eithne Verling, Director of the Galway City Museum; and Johnny Holden, Journalist – could not have an easy time picking the winners.  In the end, first prize went to James Curry of the Moore Institute for his presentation “The use of visual imagery in the Irish labour press, 1913-14”.   The 2 runners up were Sara Vero, a Ryan Institute PhD student working with Civil Engineering & Teagasc, and Joanne Kenny, PhD student in the Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory.  All 3 winners went home with a McCambridge’s hamper and a gift voucher, and James also with an engraved Galway Crystal Clock.   Well done you three!

Congratulations to all of the other presenters* who really did themselves and their colleagues proud: Mario Arias of INSIGHT, Su-ming Khoo of the School of Political Science & Sociology, Maureen Maloney of the Cairnes Business School, Stefani O’Donoghue of the Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory, and Eunan McBrearty of the Cell Explorers outreach programme.  Eunan was the only undergraduate (4th yr Biochemistry) in the final and should be especially pleased with himself for stepping up to the challenge!

Thank you to all the attendees and supporters, to Dr. Ronán Hennessy of the Ryan Institute’s GIS Centre for his great talk last night based on his winning THREESIS 2012 presentation, and to all of the presenters and judges from the final and the 2 internal heats.  A special thank you to the Research Office for their support and involvement in the event.

THREESIS 2013 was video recorded and well photographed. Highlights video available on NUI Galway’s YouTube channel and see the facebook page for photos.

From all of us on the NUI Galway THREESIS Organizing Committee:
Dr. Sarah Knight & Hazel Elliffe, Ryan Institute
Ena Brophy, Disability Office
Ann Lyons, CKI
Emer McHugh, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Gwen Ryan & Valerie Parker, Whitaker Institute
Martha Shaughnessy, Moore Institute
Brendan Smith, SFI INSIGHT Data Analytics Centre

*Honor Young, Lorraine Burke, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn (Social Science & Public Policy) “Irish Teenage Sex: Hype or Horror?” were chosen by the judges in their competition heat, but are unable to attend & present at the final

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