Congratulations to DCU’s Valeryia Akulava and Alex O’ Brien (centre), both Year 2 Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science students (AC2), who won 2nd place at the recent Eurachem 2018 competition.
An annual chemistry competition that is open to all Year Two Undergraduate Science Degree students nationwide, Eurachem tests students’ scientific laboratory skills and techniques, including the ability to report their scientific findings.
Along with DCU, other participating higher education institutions included UCD, TCD and Institutes of Technology from Galway, Sligo, Athlone, Tallaght, Carlow, Tralee, Limerick, Waterford, DIT (1st & joint 2nd), and hosts, Letterkenny.
Also pictured (far-right and far-left) are DCU’s Ross Mc Garry and Jennifer O’ Connell (also AC2), who represented DCU at this event.
Welcoming the result, Dr Pat O’Malley, DCU’s School of Chemical Sciences, said: “Our congratulations to both teams for representing DCU at this prestigious event. I would like also to acknowledge the many Year Two DCU science students who readily participated in the DCU selection process to represent the University in Eurachem 2018. Additionally, the DCU School of Chemical Sciences staff and, in particular, its Technical team, provided invaluable support through the process”.
Professor Apryll Stalcup, Head of DCU’s School of Chemical Sciences, commented: “The achievements by DCU in the competition is further testament to the high standards of our students and University, coupled with the dedication of our staff”.