Presentation Secondary School, Listowel student wins Engineers Ireland Level 8 Innovative Award for 2011

Monday 19th September 2011

Fiona Griffin who is a past student from Presentation Secondary School, Listowel and now studying in NUI Galway has won first prize in the Engineers Ireland Level 8 Innovative Student Engineer Award 2011 sponsored by Siemens, for her innovative design for a revolutionary heart valve.

Fiona’s project was based on a 3D model of the mitral valve, a key valve in the heart, designed to facilitate treatments in the cardiac area.

Pictured receiving her award is student Fiona Griffin with Michael O’Connor, Communications Manager, Siemens Limited and Margie McCarthy, Membership Director, Engineers Ireland.

(photo courtesy of John Stack, Listowel.)

Well done, Fiona.

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