Broadcom MASTERS International Award

Broadcom MASTERS International Award

-Kerry student wins Broadcom MASTERS International Award for her project on Japanese knotweed at SciFest!

~ Grace Ni Ifearnáin to represent Ireland and SciFest in USA ~

Huge congratulations to Grace Ní Ifearnáin who has been selected by SciFest to represent Ireland at the Broadcom MASTERS International programme in Atlanta, Georgia, 8-13 May 2022. Grace is currently in second year in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tralee. Congratulations also to Grace's teacher and mentor, Triona Uí Mhaolchatha.

Grace previously won the Best Project Award at the regional SciFest STEM fair in MTU Tralee in May which qualified her to participate in the SciFest National Final 2021 in November. At the final Grace was awarded an Excellence in STEM Award and went on to be one of a number of junior students who were selected by the judges to be considered for the Broadcom MASTERS Award. The standard of the projects was exceptionally high and after much deliberation from the judges Grace was named the winner of the Broadcom MASTERS International Award 2022. Her project was entitled 'Nature Takes on Nature; Investigating the Effect of Juglone on Kapanese Knotweed'.

Thank you to The Society for Science and to Broadcom for suporting this fantastic once in a lifetime experience for students. This is the fourth year running that SciFest has been invited to particip[ate and each year the students learn so much from meeting with other students, participating in problem solving activities and exchanging ideas.

To learn more about Grace's award winning project please click on the following link.

The Broadcom MASTERS International
The Broadcom MASTERS International 2022 will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, 8 -13 May. It is one of a number of The Society for Science STEM programmes which includes the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) (The SciFest STEM Champion competes each year in Regeneron ISEF).The Society for Science selects around 20 of the 400 ISEF affiliated fairs annually and invites them to select a junior student from their fair (The student must be born after May 13 2007) to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS International. The delegate is chosen for their excellence in science, engineering and leadership.

Twenty five delegates representing twenty two countries, regions, and territories are being invited to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS in 2022. It is a week long programme and runs at the same time as Regeneron ISEF. The delegates participate together in specialized programming, fun and engaging hands-on science & engineering activities, and also attend activities at the International Science & Engineering Fair. Students are also exposed to new careers.
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