Leanne Connell was presented with a Dairymaster Student Award at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.
The Hartstown, Kilskyre, Kells, Co. Meath native received the awardfor her final-year project which she completed as part of her agricultural science studies at Waterford Institute of Technology.
The award recognises the achievements of BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science degree students with the best final year project presentations.
The award helps students realise the relevance of their final year projects to a world beyond college, according to a spokesperson for WIT.
“The bursary is very welcome in helping our students make the transition to the workplace following their studies. It also gives them an opportunity to excel and showcase their research to industry.”
The award was sponsored by Eurofins Scientific, Source Bioscience, Environmental Science Association of Ireland, Sanofi, Bausch & Lomb, Sanofi, Dawn Meats, Comeragh Veterinary practice, Dairymaster, AIB and the Society of Irish Foresters.
‘Over the moon’
“As part of our final year projects, each student presented their thesis representing the work they have done throughout their project,” Leanne explained.
“Some students were shortlisted to present for Dairymaster where the winners were selected."
“I am absolutely over the moon and honoured to have received this award. It is a great achievement and I would like to thank everyone involved for the opportunity to be a part of it." she concluded.