Ana Maria Ciocarlan, a final year Computing Science student, was among those to receive the University of Aberdeen's top student award recently. The Quincentenary Prize which was established to mark the University’s 500th anniversary and recognises the exceptional efforts and talents of students.
Ana based her final year project on supporting self-reporting of colorectal cancer in collaboration with the University’s Medical School. Described by nominators Professor Judith Masthoff and Professor Jan Skakle from the School of Natural and Computing Science as “a truly exceptional student”, Ana has complimented her academic studies with a wide range of community engagement activities – including collaborating with Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen City Council on improving park culture and promoting community events in parks.
She has also been Involved in variety of University initiatives including Power Shift and Carbon School – schemes that encourage and support local charities to reduce their carbon footprints and energy bills. Ana also helped setup Swap Shop and the Food Corner – the student food co-operative. As well as working as an intern at the university and teaching undergraduate computing courses, Ana has served as Vice-President for Employability in Aberdeen University Student Association.
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