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GMIT Biomedical Engineering student selected for Stryker's R&D Graduate Programme 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

Fourth-year Biomedical Engineering student Aoife Earnor has been selected to participate in Stryker's R&D Graduate Programme.

Aoife is one of four graduates selected from hundreds of applicants following a rigorous four-stage process that included a first interview, an engineering assessment, a gallup interview, and a final interview.  

This two-year rotational programme is designed to expedite the career paths of graduates through structured training. Over the two years Aoife will spend time working in design, advanced operations, engineering services, and advanced quality. 

Aoife will be among the first cohort of students to graduate from the Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering programme, introduced by GMIT in 2017.

Aoife said, "I am delighted with this opportunity and looking forward to getting started and applying what I have learnt in GMIT. I was always interested in biology and maths and coming from an engineering family led me to be fascinated with medical device technologies." She added, "I really enjoyed the course, especially the combination of mechanical engineering with biology, smaller class sizes and the positive staff-student interaction."

Dr Liam Morris, Programme Chair for Biomedical Engineering, said, "This is a fantastic achievement by Aoife, and she is one of the first GMIT students to be selected for Stryker's R&D Graduate Programme. Our practical approach to teaching and learning and industry informed programmes prepares our students for industrial employment within their chosen field of study upon graduation."

Aoife Earnor, Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, GMIT