IT Sligo hosts national Eurachem competition

IT Sligo hosted the annual Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition (EAMC) recently.  The event was attended by students from the Institute of Technology and University Sectors nationwide.  Competitors were welcomed by Professor Terri Scott, President IT Sligo and briefed by Dr Ted McGowan, IT Sligo.  State of the art laboratories in the IT Sligo Science Block provided the perfect backdrop for a competition requiring accuracy and calmness as students performed chemical measurement and analysis procedures to international standards.  Competition judges were Dr. Tom Hannigan, (Forensic Scientist, State Forensics Laboratory), Dr. Ray Leonard (Assoc. Director / Materials Testing & Analytical Support, Henkel Loctite Technology Centre)  and Dr. Darragh Cunningham, (Scientific Officer, Laboratory Services, Environmental Protection Agency). Awards were presented by Dr. Sean McEwen, Site Director, Abbott Pharmaceutical Operations Ireland Ltd.

The overall winner of the competition was: Sarah Hanna and Jenny Hill from the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Dublin Institute of TechnologySchool of Chemical and Pharmaceutical SciencesSchool of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Scie. Their mentor was Dr. Patricia Behan.  The event was sponsored by: Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Mason Technology, Eurachem Ireland, The Association of Heads of School of Science,

The Environmental Protection Agency, The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland and

Pharmachem Ireland.

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Winning Team:

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Dr. Patrice Behan (Team mentor, DIT), Sarah Hanna (DIT winning team), Dr. Ray Leonard (Assoc. Director / Materials Testing & Analytical Support, Henkel Loctite Technology Centre),  Jenny Hill (DIT winning team), Dr. Sean McEwen (Site Director, Abbott Pharmaceutical Operations Ireland Ltd.)  at the annual Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition at IT Sligo

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IT Sligo Eurachem Teams 2010

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Dr. Fiona McArdle (Team mentor, ITS), Kaminskaite Jurgita (Team member, IT Sligo), Shannon Ivers (Team memberIT Sligo), Serene Kumari-Doyle(Team member,IT  Sligo), Alan Burke (Team member, IT  Sligo) at the annual Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition at IT Sligo.

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Competitors, lecturers and support staff from Institute of Technology and University Sectors nationwide at the annual Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition (EAMC) hosted by IT Sligo.

Students competing at the annual Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition at IT Sligo.

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