Another medal for Denny

first_imgAdd yet another medal for Denny Morrison. Morrison won silver in the 1,000m on Sunday in Germany in a time of 1 minute and 8.79 seconds, .38 seconds behind Olympic champion Shani Davis. On Saturday, Morrison won gold in the 1,500 metres with a track record time of one minute and 45.32 seconds. Last weekend Denny won two consecutive races in Russia in the 1,000 metre event. – Advertisement –last_img

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATES OFFERED PLACES AT EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

first_imgA NEW partnership between the Irish Research Council and the European Space Agency (ESA) will give Irish science and engineering graduates a chance to make their mark in the field of space exploration.Details of the partnership were announced by Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director of the Irish Research Council, and Jan Woerner, Director General of the ESA.Over the next five years, the ESA will host up to 10 Irish trainees in its centres across Europe, providing opportunities to work on projects covering topics such as human spaceflight, the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon, Earth observation, science and telecommunication, and designing launch vehicles. Holders of postgraduate qualifications in science and engineering will be able to apply for a place on the prestigious training programme through a competitive process run annually by the Irish Research Council.Successful applicants will receive a stipend from the Council to cover living and accommodation costs for the duration of the traineeship.All trainees will be assigned an ESA tutor to support, supervise and guide them throughout their traineeship.Announcing details of the partnership Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director of the Irish Research Council, said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for science and engineering graduates. “The European Space Agency has responsibility for drawing up and implementing the European space programme. Its work is focused on finding out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our solar system and the universe. It also develops satellite-based technologies and services, promotes European industries, and works closely with space organisations outside Europe.“Space exploration is one of the most thrilling and attractive sectors for science and engineering graduates. We are delighted to be embarking on this partnership, which will allow Irish graduates in these sectors to get involved in cutting-edge space research projects on the international stage.”Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency, remarked: “I am delighted to sign this traineeship agreement between the European Space Agency and the Irish Research Council.“Ireland is a committed and active participant in ESA activities, achieving economic benefits, innovation and growth through its membership. The agreement being signed today represents a further step in this strong relationship.“This agreement will provide opportunities for young men and women from the Irish R&D community to come to ESA sites around Europe and collaborate on exciting space projects and innovative technology developments with our experienced, top-class staff. We look forward to welcoming Irish trainees over the coming years.” Further information on the work of the Irish Research Council and the ESA is available at www.research.ie and http://www.esa.int/ESA.SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATES OFFERED PLACES AT EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:European Space Agencygraduatestraineeslast_img read more