NUI Galway’s Logistics Engineering students have scooped first, second and joint-third prize in the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Ireland Student Idea of the Year Awards, which were presented at a ceremony in Dublin recently.
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The Awards are presented to the originators of innovative ideas that could make significant contributions to some aspect of Ireland’s logistics industry.

NUI Galway student Seán O’Muircheartaigh was announced as the winner with his project ‘Easy Smart Travel Ireland’. O’Muircheartaigh wrote a paper that focused on the feasibility and the design of a system which integrated public transport services using seamless, ‘smart’ mobile-ticketing technologies.

Second place was awarded to NUI Galway student Alex Hannon-Cross. His project, ‘An Intelligent Public Transport System’, aimed to assess the viability of big data application-orientated solutions for the public transport system, with the purpose of increasing efficiency and maximising resource usage.

Third place was presented to NUI Galway international student, Kerry Creehan from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA. Her project, ‘Exploring Out of Bounds’, designed a mobile application that uses offline capabilities for navigation and points of interest. The prototypes use technology efficiently, employing vector-based maps rather than raster so that data is not stored as pixels.

Mary Dempsey, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway said the positive indicators of economic growth were fuelled by the knowledge economy and that the university’s graduates were well positioned to aid in economic recovery. “I’m encouraged that professionals in the industry who judge these national CILT Awards continue to reward our students for their innovations,” she added.

 

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The Awards are presented to the originators of innovative ideas that could make significant contributions to some aspect of Ireland’s logistics industry. NUI Galway student Seán O’Muircheartaigh was announced as the winner with his project ‘Easy Smart Travel Ireland’. O’Muircheartaigh wrote a paper that focused on the feasibility and the...