GMIT student wins top physics and instrumentation award from the international society of automation

GMIT Science student Aoife Monahan from Tubber, Co Clare, has won a prestigious award from the International Society of Automation (ISA ) at the ISA Honours and Awards ceremony held recently in University College Cork. Aoife won ‘Best Final Year Degree Student’ on the GMIT Bachelor of Science degree in Physics & Instrumentation.

The ISA, which recognises excellence in students training for careers in Instrumentation, Systems and Automation, made seven awards this academic year, four to third-level students and three to industry.

Aoife’s lecturer Gareth Roe, who nominated her for the international award, says: “Aoife has been an outstanding student. This is evidenced by her results from first and second year where she achieved overall results of 85.5% (GPA ) and 90.2% (GPA ) respectively and is further supported by her third year degree results which show her overall average was 80% being at distinction level or well above. Her subjects range from Computerised Instrument Systems (79% ) to Robotics & Automation (80% ) to Physics (77% ).”

GMIT’s Head of Dept of Computer Science and Applied Physics, Dr Sean Duignan, says: “This is a fantastic achievement for Aoife personally and indeed for GMIT. I’m delighted to extend my congratulations to Aoife on this well-deserved award and recognition. The award is a clear endorsement too of the quality of the B.Sc. in Physics & Instrumentation here in GMIT. This degree is highly regarded both nationally and internationally, and graduates of physics and instrumentation programmes continue to enjoy a wide range of exciting career opportunities.”

For further information on GMIT Science programmes, see: www.gmit.ie/science/school-science

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