Hilltown woman leading efforts to revolutionise eye surgery looking to inspire girls into male-dominated jobs

Hilltown woman leading efforts to revolutionise eye surgery looking to inspire girls into male-dominated jobs

Aislinn McAleenan, from Hilltown, who is playing her part in research which could revolutionise eye surgery.

Tammy-Lee Walsh

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A HILLTOWN woman has helped to develop potentially groundbreaking technology which will aid doctors in performing eye surgery.

Engineering graduate Aislinn McAleenan spoke to The Outlook about her experience as a woman in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and has offered some advice for other young women considering a similar career path.

This summer, Aislinn completed her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a First Class Honours.

For her final year project, the 24-year-old collaborated with a team of fellow students to design a surgical robot with the potential of revolutionising eye surgery.

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