PUNCH’s own Student Engineer, Eoin Hann and his University of Limerick team placed first in the 4th Annual Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ECCC) 2017 in Montreal, Canada, on Saturday 4th March.
Eoin, along with fellow University of Limerick students Patrick Lu, David Monaghan and Darren Feehily, competed against eleven other teams from Canada, U.S., Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in a five-day challenge that resulted in the UL team coming out on top. This followed their win at the ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge, who sponsored their trip to Montreal.
The competition has been running since 2013 and its aim is to “foster inter-disciplinary communication and collaboration before students start their professional careers”. Each team was from an internationally recognised academic institution and consisted of both engineering and commerce students.
The teams were randomly divided into three divisions, with each delegate competing in three cases over the five days. The team with the highest score from each division went on to make a presentation before the Board of Directors on the final day of the competition.
Speaking of his phenomenal achievement, Eoin said, “It was a pleasure to work with and captain a team of hard working undergraduates at an international competition, and very rewarding to secure the majority of the awards on offer at the ECCC event this year.”
Eoin joined PUNCH in November 2016 as part of a co-op with the University of Limerick, of which he is in his third year of his engineering studies.
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