Leo J. Enright

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Leo J. Enright (born March 18, 1955) is an Irish radio broadcaster and news reporter.[1] He is currently Chairman of the Irish Government's science awareness programme, Discover Science & Engineering. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the School of Cosmic Physics[2] at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

Early Life and Career[edit]

Leo Enright was born in London, but considers Dublin his home town. He was educated at St. Fintan's High School, Sutton and University College Dublin. As a Fellow of the World Press Institute,[3] he studied American history, economics and culture at Macalester College, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Major achievements[edit]

In 1978, Enright won a Jacob's Award for his report on Dublin delinquents, broadcast on RTÉ Radio's This Week programme.[4]

In 2000, with support from NASA's Astrobiology Institute, he completed the Workshop on Molecular Evolution[5] at the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution.[6]

In 2008 he shared in a Thea Award for his work as science advisor on "Cosmos at the Castle", an interactive exhibition at Blackrock Castle Observatory exploring extreme life on earth and in space.[7] The award was presented by the Themed Entertainment Association, a worldwide association of designers and producers of themed experiences such as museums, zoos and theme parks.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leo Enright rte.ie. Retrieved March 2011
  2. ^ School of Cosmic Physics dias.ie. Retrieved March 2011
  3. ^ World Press Institute worldpressinstitute.org. Retrieved March 2011
  4. ^ The Irish Times, "Jacobs present awards", March 31, 1979
  5. ^ Workshop on Molecular Evolution molecularevolution.org Retrieved March 2011
  6. ^ Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution jbpc.mbl.edu. Retrieved March 2011
  7. ^ RTÉ News: Cork observatory wins Thea award rte.ie. Retrieved March 2011
  8. ^ THEA Awards teaconnect.org. Retrieved March 2011