Well done to Marissa Lenihan and the Wrekka Crew who won the U16 category at Hip Hop 2017 in CityNorth Hotel at the weekend. Well done to the Shakers group
The recent Bake Day on January 19th, organised by classes Gorm and Buí, was a fantastic success as a fundraiser for Teach Íosa on Mount Offaly Street in Athy. The students worked like troopers in the morning to prepare all the lovely treats that sold out during lunchtime. Almost €210 was raised, and the class would like to thank everyone who supported the good cause, and to Ms Coffey and Mr Daly for giving permission.
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