Alison Murphy from Bandon, a BEng (Hons.) student in structural engineering at Cork Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the 2018 Arup Trust Structural Engineering Scholarship
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Alison Murphy from Bandon, a BEng (Hons) student in structural engineering at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), is the recipient of the 2018 Arup Trust Structural Engineering Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a first-year student registered on the Structural Engineering Programme. It comprises a cash award for each of the four years of her studies.

‘Reinforced my belief that I’m on the right path’


Murphy said that she was honoured to receive the scholarship and said she was looking forward to continuing her studies in structural engineering. She said “receiving this scholarship has reinforced my belief that I’m on the right path and it has made me excited for the future”. This is the second year of the Arup Trust Structural Engineering Scholarship.

John O’Mahony, director at Arup, said: “She is a very worthy recipient of the Arup Trust Structural Engineering Scholarship and is a great ambassador for encouraging females to study engineering. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish her all the best with her future studies.”

Murphy has displayed all the necessary attributes required of the scholar including a personal determination to apply her knowledge and skills in the creation, maintenance, and operation of a sustainable infrastructure for the benefit of society and the potential to be creative and innovative in the design and implementation of solutions to engineering challenges.

‘Society needs to see a far greater participation of females in STEM disciplines’


Des Walsh, head of Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at CIT, said: “2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the graduation of the first cohort from the BEng (Hons) in structural engineering programme and, in an era where society needs to see a far greater participation of females in the STEM disciplines, we are delighted that Alison is the recipient of the award in this special year.

“I congratulate Alison, her family and teachers in Coláiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon, on the award and I thank the Arup Charitable Trust for its continuing support of the scholarship.”

Pádraig Leahy, chair of Engineers Ireland’s Cork Branch, said: “Support such as this scholarship from the Arup Trust, investing in the education of young engineers, is to be welcomed. Our sector continues to grow and high-quality engineering graduates, such as those graduating from CIT, have the world at their feet.”

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Alison Murphy from Bandon, a BEng (Hons) student in structural engineering at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), is the recipient of the 2018 Arup Trust Structural Engineering Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a first-year student registered on the Structural Engineering Programme. It comprises a cash award for each...