Congratulations to four of our Fifth Year students who competed in the UCC Electrical Engineering Quiz for secondary schools, and came away with the prize for the best Fifth Year team! The quiz was held in the Electrical Engineering Building on the Main UCC Campus, with schools from all around Munster taking part. Teams of four, composed of sixth and fifth year Honours Maths students, compete in what has become a very high-profile, and hotly-contested, competition.
The DCS team was composed of Stephen O’Sullivan, Shahrukh Nawaz, Oisín Dwane and Shane O’Sullivan, all in Fifth Year. Their preparation for the quiz involved trying to cram their remaining year of Physics into a single week, while brushing up on their trivia and practising their Mathematical problem-solving. It obviously paid dividends, as they managed to navigate the rounds of Maths, Physics, and General Knowledge questions with aplomb, and they netted a snazzy Easypix DVC-5127 digital camcorder each, sponsored by EMC, as well as the title of best Fifth Year team.
They now have their sights set firmly on next year’s quiz!
Ciaran O Conaill