Title: Tiernan Byrne Bursary
Award Type: Scholarship
Programme Description:
Long Description: Tiernan Byrne was a student in UCD in the School Civil Engineering. He completed his civil engineering degree and commenced his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, under the supervision of Dr. Ken Gavin. Tiernan suffered from a brain tumor during his secondary school years and through his time in UCD. Tiernan was an amazing young man who, despite his ongoing serious illness, got on with his studies in a quiet and dedicated way. Unfortunately Tiernan’s condition deteriorated significantly in 2014, during the final year of his PhD studies, and he sadly passed away. Tiernan had a very positive attitude to life and his ability to cope with his illness was inspiring. The School wish to create an award in his memory.
The School already sought and received approval for the award of a medal in Tiernan’s memory. Tiernan’s family have approached the School, as they wish to donate the proceeds of the 2017 Tiernan Byrne Memorial Maths Workshop in Trim (€10,000) to fund student bursaries to support students of the UCD School of Civil Engineering who are progressing to or continuing graduate studies.
Value: 2,000