Adam Wins at ISEF in Phoenix

Adam Wins at ISEF in Phoenix

Adam Kelly has won three major awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona. Adam was representing Ireland and SciFest at ISEF as a result of winning the top prize, the SFI Intel ISEF Award, at the SciFest National Final last November.

Adam won the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award. This is the third of the five top overall awards at ISEF. As the winner of this award Adam will be one of just 25 young students from all over the world who will attend the week-long Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) which takes place in December during Nobel Week: "The participating young scientists take part in an eventful schedule that includes attending Nobel events, meeting Nobel Prize Laureates and visiting noteworthy Swedish science and tech companies as well as locations of cultural importance."

Adam competed in the Software Systems Category at ISEF where he won a First Place Award and a Best in Category Award. Adam will receive a total of $8,000 in prize money and he will also have an asteroid named after him. His Best in Category Award also brings $1,000 for his school and $1,000 for SciFest.

On top of his three major awards Adam also achieved an 'Honorable Mention "Science of Security"' from the National Security Agency Research Directorate.

Adam was one of 1,800 second level students from around 80 countries, regions, and territories to compete at Intel ISEF 2019.

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SciFest@School in Coláiste Lorcáin, Castledermot, Athy, Co. Kildare
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SciFest@School in Creagh College, Gorey, Co. Wexford
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SciFest National Final
Adam Kelly talks about his award winning project on the Today Programme with Maura and Daithi on RTE1
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