UCD Graduates named as two of ‘Ireland’s Ten Outstanding Young People’

UCD Engineering graduates, Colin Keogh and Dr Shane Keaveney, founded ‘The Rapid Foundation’ in 2014 and since then, have gone on to achieve great things.

Recently, Colin and Shane were named two of ‘Ireland’s Ten Outstanding Young People’ by Junior Chamber International Ireland. This award recognises those who excel in their field and create positive change.

The Rapid Foundation brings 3D printers, low-cost electronics like Raspberry Pi and virtual reality technology to people and communities around the world. The Rapid Foundation currently supplies technology and training to communities in Mexico, Rwanda, Uganda and India. Once the training is complete, communities are given full ownership of the equipment. This allows them to invent, design and create solutions to issues affecting them.