Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick LIMERICK student Conor Foy scooped an Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) award at this year’s [email protected] Discover competition in Dublin’s Trinity College.Seventeen-year-old Conor secured his place at the national final when he won top prize at the regional [email protected] event in LIT in May for his device that improves timing among crew in a rowing boat.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Coláiste Chiaráin student developed a system that can measure, display, transmit and record the timing difference between, and the force exerted by, a crew of rowers.Conor’s system is unique in that it looks at the timing of the oar and the force of each individual stroke, and not just the movement of the seat. This system is expected to improve the performance of rowing crews as it allows a greater synchronicity amongst the rowers.The fifth year student from Crecora was mentored for the project by Edel Farrell, his teacher at the Croom secondary school.“We are delighted with Conor’s achievement. He put a huge amount of work into the project over the last year,” said Edel.Conor’s award-winning project was showcased at the Science Gallery in Trinity College as part of the [email protected] Discover competition.SciFest CEO Sheila Porter said the competition “encourages students to push the boundaries of the classroom, use their knowledge of science, investigate and be creative in their projects”.The Limerick student was also awarded the Yale medallion for most outstanding project at the competition. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook NewsEducationConor takes award for rowing device in his strideBy Alan Jacques – December 5, 2013 1083 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Email Print Advertisement TAGSColaiste ChiarainMusic Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin Previous articleCall for councils to take charge of housing estatesNext articleCouncillors pay tribute to former chairman Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie New Music: 40Hurtz
By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Gold Kist Inc. announced the establishment of the Gold Kist Professorship in Poultry Science and Health Oct. 4 in Athens, Ga.This endowed research position is being funded through a bequest from the late founder of Gold Kist, D.W. Brooks. The new professor will conduct research in avian disease and poultry health enhancement. “This position will bring a researcher of national and international acclaim to UGA to complement and strengthen our poultry research programs,” said CAES Dean J. Scott Angle. “This professorship will allow the department to continue to build upon its outstanding reputation and will ensure that U.S. poultry producers remain global leaders in the efficient production of wholesome and high quality poultry products.” Gold Kist President and CEO John Bekkers added, “Our company has a long history of support and commitment to UGA. We believe the establishment of this professorship has the potential of being one of the most important investments Gold Kist has made for the future of the poultry industry. Research in avian disease prevention is critical to the industry’s success, and we are proud to be taking a leadership role along with UGA in this research area.” Georgia is the No. 1 poultry-producing state in the nation. Poultry represents more than half of the state’s agricultural income, employs more than 100,000 people and contributes more than $13 billion annually to the state’s economy. UGA’s Department of Poultry Science has developed a longstanding reputation as one of the premier centers of poultry research in the world. “The position will be a joint appointment of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine,” said Mike Lacy, CAES poultry science department head. “This innovative approach strengthens the natural relationship and interaction between our two colleges and links our research in poultry nutrition, genetics and avian health. The benefits of such research to Georgia poultry farmers and consumers are critically important, whether we are talking about routine disease prevention, food safety, bioterrorism or keeping avian influenza out of the United States.””This new professorship will be a great addition to our already well-respected graduate program and add to our ability to provide highly trained specialists to meet the food industry’s needs in our state and nation,” Lacy added.”We are grateful for Gold Kist’s continued leadership in the poultry industry and at our university. This endowed position will allow us to bring another world-class scientist to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty,” Angle said.Gold Kist is the third largest chicken company in the United States, accounting for more than 9 percent of the chicken produced in the United States in 2005. The company operates a fully integrated business that includes live production, processing, marketing and distribution. Gold Kist’s operations include nine divisions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.