Niamh is honoured with J&J bursary

November 21st, 2018 5:45 PM

By Southern Star Team

Niamh Munday at the event in the University of Limerick with her Johnson and Johnson bursary award. (Photo: Alan Place)

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A WEST Cork student was one of 10 UL students presented with bursaries by global healthcare company Johnson and Johnson (J&J) as part of its WiSTEM2D award programme.

Niamh Munday, who is studying product design & technology, is from Enniskeane, and received her award earlier this week.

The acronym WiSTEM2D refers to Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design, and is part of J&J’s commitment to developing and implementing high-impact strategies to support female students undertaking STEM2D degree courses at UL and in universities around the world.

This is the healthcare company’s third year partnering with the University. UL is one of 13 universities worldwide to participate in the programme, with University College Cork joining earlier this year. 

The students were selected for the programme following a rigorous application process and one-to-one interviews. They will shortly be assigned a J&J female role model who will support and mentor them as well as affording them the opportunity to visit Johnson and Johnson sites across the country and develop their STEM networks in the industry.

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