Dublin City University has honoured Mary with a posthumous DCU Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in the area of Societal Impact. This is a very special recognition of Mary’s achievements by the university where she studied journalism, and where her archive has been deposited.
The announcement was made in the week of the fifth anniversary of Mary’s death and the award was presented in an online ceremony on 8 July 2020 also marking DCU’s 40th anniversary.
President of DCU, Prof Brian MacCraith said,
“Mary Mulvihill is a truly deserving recipient of this Outstanding Achievement award. DCU was always proud that Mary was one of our alumnae.
She was an exceptionally gifted writer, broadcaster and journalist who used her talents to communicate the importance of science to a wide audience in Ireland and further afield.
Her impact also continues to be felt in terms of her advocacy for greater female participation in STEM. We are delighted that her family have agreed to accept this award in her honour.”