COVID-19 and Regeneron ISEF

COVID-19 and Regeneron ISEF

Regeneron ISEF, The Broadcom MASTERS International Programme and The BIg Bang Fair are all cancelled due to COVIC-19

COVID-19 is affecting not only SciFest@College 2020 but also the SciFest students who were due to participate in international events. Flights were booked, forms filled and preparations in place for our SciFest students to attend the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Broadcom Masters and the Big Bang. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 all of these events have had to be cancelled. Timothy McGrath and Alice Shaughnessy were to represent Ireland and compete at the Regeneron ISEF 2020 in Anaheim in California in May. Timothy from Killorglin Community College, Co. Kerry was the overall winner of SciFest 2019 and Alice from Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway was subsequently selected to participate in ISEF as a result of Regeneron generously offering to cover the cost of sending a second student to ISEF.

We are extremely disappointed not only for Timothy and Alice but also for Orna Collins and Miriam Murphy. Orna, from Castletroy Community College, Co. Limerick was selected at the National Final to attend the Broadcom MASTERS International Programme, also in Anaheim. Miriam who attends Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Blarney, Co. Cork won the SciFest 2019 Specsavers Grand Award at the National Final and was to attend the Big Bang in the UK. We know they were all very much looking forward to meeting and competing with their peers from around the world. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge their achievement and, all being well, we look forward to meeting them again at the SciFest 2020 National Final in November

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Timothy McGrath, Alice Shaughnessy, Orna Collins and Miriam Murphy

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