Innovative Agri Aid Designed by IT Carlow Students Takes Second Place at Engineers Ireland Awards
Innovative Agri Aid Designed by IT Carlow Students Takes Second Place at Engineers Ireland Awards. IT Carlow mechanical engineering students Andrew Kinsella and Wang Seok Shin are celebrating after taking second place in the 2015 Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Siemens.
Their project, The Easy Fencer, is an innovative piece of farming equipment which aims to reduce piglet mortality and improve the laborious task of laying fences. The Easy Fencer, according to IT Carlow, has great commercial possibilities as it allows the user to lay fences quickly and without any assistance.
The IT Carlow students’ win also represented the first time in the competition’s 17 years that an international student made the finals.
John Power, chartered engineer, director general of Engineers Ireland said, “The entries are perfect examples of why engineers are in such high demand globally. Skilled engineers are advancing technology and developing innovative solutions to overcome issues in industry and in society. This award showcases the outstanding engineering talent in Ireland and I wish to congratulate all entrants.”
Run by Engineers Ireland and sponsored by Siemens the Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards celebrate excellence in engineering degrees across Ireland. The competition is judged on innovation and technical knowledge and is open to students of all levels studying an accredited engineering degree programme. The award presentations took place in Engineers Ireland HQ, Clyde Road, Dublin 4 on Friday 12th June.