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DIT student wins IStructE National Award

Posted: 14 February, 2017

The Institution of Structural Engineers Republic of Ireland Regional Group Awards recognise excellence in structural engineering and DIT student Keith Farrell has been presented with the National Student Prize.

Keith graduated with a first class honours degree in Structural Engineering last year, with commendation for his thesis entitled “Lateral torsional buckling resistance to non-shear centre loading”.

Keith first undertook a Level 6 Civil Engineering part-time programme in DIT and progressed through the ladder system to complete Level 7 and Level 8 qualifications.

Speaking after the presentation he said “'It is a great honour to win the student prize with the Institution of Structural Engineers. I would like to thank all the staff in Bolton Street who have helped me over the years, especially those involved with the part-time programme, which really was a great course to develop an understanding of engineering principles and design”.

Pictured at the ceremony are Prof Gerry Farrell, Director and Dean of the College of Engineering and the Built Environment, Mr. Joe Kindregan, former Head of Department of Structural Engineering and current Vice President of IStructE, award winner Keith Farrell, and Mr John Turner, Head of the School of Civil & Structural Engineering, DIT.