Curriculum Vitae

The following is a detailed CV, in chronological order.
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Alice Shaughnessy | Galway, Ireland
 
Engineer, Entrepreneur and Student
 
 

Experience

  • R&D Engineer Intern | Luminate Medical | Jan ‘23 - PRESENT
    • Prototyping a medical device to prevent chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
    • Previously at Luminate Medical:
    • Software Developer | June ‘22 - Dec ‘22
      • Building software for a medical device aimed at preventing chemotherapy induced alopecia
  • Electronic, Software and Engineering Consultant | Cerenovus of the Johnson & Johnson Group | Jan ‘23 - PRESENT
    • Contract electronic prototyping for a medical device
  • Administrative Team Lead | The Geec at University of Galway | Sept ‘22 - PRESENT
    • Co-leading a team of 30+ students to the international level, building Ireland’s most energy efficient car.
    • Web Developer | The Geec at NUI Galway | Dec ‘21 - PRESENT
  • Founder | Spreag | Nov ‘20 - PRESENT
    • A tool for students to find their next extra-curricular opportunity in STEM
  • Co-Founder & COO | Mirr | Jul ‘20 - PRESENT
    • Mirr: Looks like a mirror, works like a tablet. See Projects for more
  • Inventor | Reinventing the Wheel Project | 2016-PRESENT
    • A patented new wheel system, that operates on magnets. See Projects for more
  • Bartender | The Olde Brewery | Nov ‘21 - Aug ‘22
  • Assistant Innovation Programme Developer | IdeasLab at NUI Galway | Sept ‘21 - Apr ‘22
    • Working to develop a Summer Accelerator Programme at NUI Galway
    • Previously at IdeasLab:
    • Entrepreneurship Intern | LaunchPad at NUI Galway | Feb ‘21 - May ‘21
      • Working to expand the reach of the student entrepreneurship hub
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineer Internship | WiSTEM at NUI Galway | 2021
  • Patent Consultant | Corrib Property Maintenance | 2020-2021
  • Bar Staff | Glynn's Bar Oranmore | Jun ‘20 - Oct ’21
    • Front of House, Food & Beverage Server, Bartender
 
 

Patents

 

Awards

For more details, see: 🏆 Awards & Accolades
 
  • Top 50 people to watch in 2022 | The Irish Times [2022]
  • Shortlisted | National Startup Awards [2021]
  • Top 100 Most ambitious Companies in Ireland | Spark Crowdfunding [2022]
  • 30 under 30 in Irish Business | The Independent [2021]
  • Merit Award Winner | Student Entrepreneur Awards [2021]
  • 30 under 30 in Irish Tech | Business Post [2021]
  • Overall Winner | Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum [2021]
  • Art in Engineering Award | Partridge Engineering & NUI Galway [2021]
  • Highly Commended Technology | Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Awards [2021]
  • Michael A Griffith Memorial Award for Innovation | Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Awards [2021]
  • Semi-Finalist | Varsity Sparks [2021]
  • Shortlisted | National Startup Awards [2020]
  • Third Prize | Global Youth Science and Technology Bowl [2020]
 
  • Finalist | International Science and Engineering Fair [2020]
  • Outstanding Achievements in STEM | Galway Science and Technology Exhibition [2019]
  • International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist Award | SciFest National Finals [2019]
  • Intel Technology Award | SciFest National Finals [2019]
  • Excellence in STEM Award | SciFest National Finals [2019]
  • Bronze Award | Gaisce the President's Award [2019]
  • Overall Winner - SFI Best Project Award | SciFest Regionals at GMIT [2019]
  • Analog Device's Best Technology Project Travel Award | BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition [2019]
  • Finalist | ISTA Science Quiz, Trinity College Dublin [2019]
  • Finalist | Irish EU Science Olympiad Finalist [2018]
  • Finalist | BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition [2018]
 

Programmes and Accelerators

 
  • Seas Suas Bystander Awareness Programme | NUI Galway | 2020
    • Bystander awareness programme, training in mental health sensitivity & the correct steps to take to intervene in those difficult situations
  • Pioneer Tournament | Pioneer.app | 2020-2021
    • Pioneer is a fully remote accelerator and community of creative people working on interesting projects around the globe. Mirr persisted in the top 10 globally and top 5 in Europe.
  • Patch | Dogpatch Labs | 2020
    • A Summer Accelerator for Ireland's Extraordinary Young People. Part of the cohort of this 6 week accelerator where I began work on Mirr
  • BT Business Bootcamp | BT Young Scientist & UCD | 2019
    • A week long programme to provide award winners at BT Young Scientist with commercialisation skills to carry forward into their careers (with 'Reinventing the Wheel Project').
  • Youth Academy | NUI Galway | 2015
    • For high ability 4th, 5th and 6th class primary school students to support their academic development. Course in Biomedical Engineering and Film Studies.
 

Education

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering | University of Galway | 2020-2024
  • Leaving Certificate | Calasanctius College Oranmore | 2015-2020

Volunteering

  • Class Representative | NUI Galway | 2020-PRESENT
    • Class Representative at the Student Union for Engineering Students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd year
  • Steps Young Engineer Award Volunteer | Engineering Ireland | 2020
  • National Engineering Judge | F1 in Schools Ireland | 2022

Certification

  • Quantitative Marketing Research | Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore | 2021
  • LivingWorks Start Suicide Prevention Training | HSE | 2020
  • Infection Prevention Control for Tourism Business (COVID-19) | Fáilte Ireland | 2020
  • Positive Publicity PR Accelerator | Parent Tech Marketing & PR | 2020