Ennis engineering student, Graham Britchfield from Rockmount has been awarded a Hank Krabbe Scholarship at University of Limerick.
A fourth year electronic and computer engineering student, Graham will receive a scholarship grant and is also eligible for co-operative education or summer placements at Analog Devices, sponsors of the scholarship.
In total, six of UL’s top performing engineering students were awarded Hank Krabbe Scholarships. The top graduating engineering student is also eligible for the Hank Krabbe Medal and an accompanying grant of €5,000.
Speaking at the scholarship awards ceremony, Denis Doyle, Vice President and General Manager Limerick Manufacturing, Analog Devices said; “There is a very strong, long-term and successful relationship between Analog Devices and the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department in UL, with many graduates of this course contributing to the success of Analog Devices.
“Electronic engineering will continue to be at the heart of our future and with that in mind we have designed the awards to promote the brightest, most innovative, resourceful and creative engineers.”
The Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering scholarship awardees were Graham Britchfield, James Ryan, Adrian O Riordan, Eoin Bolger and Anthony Purcell. Damien O’Brien was awarded the Hank Krabbe Medal. Each of them has excelled in their program, and Damien and Adrian are now graduate engineers working at Analog Devices.
The Analog Scholarships and Hank Krabbe Medal were funded by a gift of €125,000 made by Analog to the University of Limerick (UL) Foundation.