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The South East's Best and Brightest Descend on WIT for Sci-Fest

Sci-Fest is one of Ireland's annual regional science festivals. They offer an opportunity for students to cut their teeth at developing and communicating their ideas scientifically. This year's festival proved once again to be a huge success.

 

WIT played host to thirty four projects from all areas of science, all exhibiting an extremely high caliber. Students came from all over the south east region to compete in this event, helping to give the festival the competitive atmosphere needed for the best projects to emerge. The dedication, persistence and intelligence of these students is what festivals like this rely on, so much of the credit is due to them.

Calmast was involved in the event and we have posted a photo gallery of the event here. We would like to extend a special congratulations to the award winners, listed here with photos here:

 

 

Student/s

School

Project Title


SFI Best Project award

Elaine Looby

Blackwater Community School

Biofuel production from lignocellusoic components – the Irish Story

Abbott Runner-up Best Project Award

Aine Gannon , Kate Prendergast

St. Marys New Ross

Most Effective soap

Intel Award (Best Physical Science or Technology Project)**

Irene Kirwin, Keeley Curran, Louisa Hanrahan

Scoil Mhuire Greenhills

Are expensive detergents more effective at removing stains

PharmaChemical Ireland Chemistry Award

Michelle Doyle, Sinead Byrne, Irina Karpenko

St Marys New Ross

Take action on the rate of reaction

RSC Teacher of Chemistry Award *****

Royal Society of Chemistry Education Division

Gerard O Donovan - Teacher

St Marys New Ross

 

Sustainable Energy Award (SEAI)***

Ellen Elmes, Cara Gaffney, Meghan Murphy

St. Marys New Ross

Making Biofuel from natural sources

NCE-MSTL Maths in Science Award
(National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning

James Doyle, Oisin Bridges, Ryan Delaney

CBS New Ross

Effects from a computer screen – mind disorientation

Newstalk Best Communicator Award

Aoife Cosgrave

Presentation Secondary School Clonmel

The effect of verbal motivation on physical performance

1st place Life Sciences sponsored by GSK

Oisin Bridges, Ryan Delaney, James Doyle

CBS New Ross

Effects from a computer screen – mind disorientation

1st Prize Junior Section sponsored By TEVA

Irene Kirwin, Keeley Curran, Louisa Hanrahan

Scoil Mhuire Greenhills

Are expensive detergents more effective at removing stains

1st Prize Intermediate Section  sponsored by MSD

Colin Bowe, Martin Ogaco

CBS New Ross

Arrow patterns

Environmental award

Holly O Connor, Gaille Pajarito, Sarah Hanly

Presentation Wexford

Cheaper ways to make your garden greener

Highly Commended

Kieran O Donohoe, Jack O Donohoe

St Pauls

Can you tell us apart

Highly Commended

Ailis Mc Carthy

Presentation Clonmel

Turn it down or face the music

Highly Commended

Eimear Lacey, Connie Murphy

St Marys Secondary School New Ross

Turning Milk into Plastic

Highly Commended

Sean Power

De La Salle, Waterford

Does Aerodynamics work in a hurley

Highly Commended

Evan Mc Connell, Keith William, Luke Kerr

De la Salle, Waterford

Can we improve on the braking system on a bike