Many thanks to our Japanese students from Sappopo Nishi High School who gave our students a presentation on Japanese culture this week
Athy College welcomes 17 Japanese students and their teachers for an educational visit as we return from the Christmas holidays. This is the second visit by students from the prestigious Japanese "super science" college Sapporo Nishi High School in Hakkundai.
During their visit the students will attend classes, stay with local families and visit national landmarks.
The Japanese college has chosen to return to Athy following the warm reception which they receives from the community on their last visit.
Pictured above are Course Leader BSc Pharmaceutical Science Dr Joe Power, Dr Niall O'Reilly, Centre Manager Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre, Prize-winners Oyinda Adewale (Athy) and Ronan Moriarty accompanied by Dr Claire Lennon Course Leader BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science and Course Leader BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science, Dr Helen Hughes
BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science student at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Oyinda Adewale has been announced as the winner of the Research Project Presentation Prize winner for 2016.
The prize was awarded to Oyinda and one other student for excellence in presentation and understanding of the literature review aspect of their research project.
Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Oyinda is a former student of Athy Community College.
Explaining what this award means to her, Oyinda said, “It means a lot to me, as it helps me to encourage others as to why nothing is impossible. My literature was based on organic chemistry, a particularly difficult module for me, or so I thought, but as the year went on it started making sense and I had to present my review to about 9 scientific lecturers which was extremely tough as I thought I would be completely thrown off and confused. Everything went extremely well and the reaction I got was incredible, never did I think I would win this award so it's a motivation for me to never stop trying because even impossible says I'm possible.”
The awards were sponsored by the Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC) at WIT and Dr Niall O’Reilly Centre Manager said, “We are delighted to sponsor the prizes for the best research project presentation. The 4th year project is an important opportunity for students to develop research skills and apply the knowledge learned in their studies to date. The PMBRC has supported 4th year students in their research projects over the last number of years and look forward to continuing this into the future."
Source - Kildare Now
Some video snippets of the recent Wintersong 2016 at Athy College.
Athy College hosted it's Christmas musical celebration "Wintersong" on Thursday. A most enjoyable event. Thanks to all who participated and attended. Special thanks to Melanie Byrne for the photography. See pics here
A HUGE thank you to all who supported Athy College's Syria appeal. We've raised almost €1300. Pictured are the fundraising committee with Méabh from UNICEF. Your generosity and kindness are much appreciated. Fittingly the money will be used to educate young Syrian children whose education system has been steadily falling apart over the last five years.
So once again thank you.