Despite Covid-19 restrictions, the 2020 Mary Mulvihill Award presentation went ahead, though inevitably there were changes to how we congratulated our awardees. At a Zoom event on 15 June, winner James Hayes of NUI Galway and Aoife Kearins, TCD, whose essay was highly commended, ‘met’ association patron Brian Dolan, awards co-ordinator Cormac Sheridan and co-chair… Read more »
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… Read more »
The Mary Mulvihill Association has extended the deadline for the 2020 Mary Mulvihill Award to midnight 30 April. Several prospective entrants had sought deadline extensions, due to disruptions in their study schedules and in their personal lives caused by the closure of universities and the need to relocate.
Podcast: A few short days now to the March 31st deadline for submissions for this year’s Mary Mulvihill Award of €2000. For tips on how to enter and an insight into Mary’s legacy, listen here to Anne Mulvhill and Karlin Lillington talking to Roisin Ingle. Earlier this month Mary Mulvihill’s sister Anne and her friend… Read more »
With the 31 March deadline for the 2019 Mary Mulvihill Award approaching, we discussed with the winner of the inaugural award, Irene Fogarty, how she approached her winning entry, and found inspiration in long-form journalism. Mary Mulvihill was a champion for the many Irish women who were written out of the history of science in… Read more »
Our inaugural Mary Mulvihill Awardee Irene Fogarty has won the 2018 Postgraduate AAAS Science & Human Rights Essay Prize. This a global competition and the AAAS is one of the world’s leading scientific societies. 56 students from 24 different countries entered the competition. The essays covered a wide range of topics at the intersection of science of… Read more »
Launch of Science Media Competition for Third Level Students with €2,000 Awarded for the Best Work on the Theme: ‘Science for the love of it’ Submission Deadline: Midnight Sunday 31 March 2019 DUBLIN—We are pleased to invite applications for the Mary Mulvihill Award 2019, which commemorates the work and legacy of science journalist, author and Ingenious Ireland… Read more »
DUBLIN, 23 May 2018—Trinity College Dublin (TCD) environmental science student Katie Carbonara is the 2018 winner of the Mary Mulvihill Award, the science media competition for third level students that commemorates the legacy of science journalist and author Mary Mulvihill (1959–2015). Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, one of Ireland’s most respected living scientists, presented the award,… Read more »
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who will present the Mary Mulvihill Award in May 2018, is one of the most prominent women in science in Britain and Ireland over the past quarter-century. Born in Northern Ireland, she read Physics at Glasgow University, and during her PhD studies in Cambridge was the first to identify a type of star known as pulsars; her supervisor was one of two people awarded the Nobel Prize in 1974 for this discovery.
Irene Fogarty, UCD heritage student, was winner of the first Mary Mulvihill Award at the National Library on May 18, 2017 for her essay on indigenous women and climate change. Her submission – Should we turn the tent: Inuit woman and climate change – concludes that “taking a lead from indigenous women, science knowledge honed… Read more »